Nilson Garrido, the former professional boxer from Brazil, established this gym practically out of nothing under the Alcantara Machado viaduct in Sao Paulo. All the equipment was bought through donations. The man’s intention was to get young people out of drugs and crimes through sports. Today more than a hundred people, most of whom have financial troubles, come here free of charge for the daily workout.
These photos taken by San Paulo prison authorities reveal the inventive and often absolutely weird methods of getting cellphones into Brazilian jails. The criminals who intent to continue their operation from behind bars try to get the phones with the help of their visitors and corrupt prison officers.
This is the Lencois Maranhenses National Park. It is located in northeastern Brazil in the state of Maranhao. It has many large sand dunes that occasionally flood but is very flat and low. In spite of rain that is abundant there is practically no vegetation. However, it does have beautiful green lagoons. The park was created on June 2, 1981.
The strong storm that hit the state of Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday (11) left hundreds dead and thousands of homeless survivors and displaced people, mainly in the mountainous region. The cityes of Nova Friburgo, Teresopolis and Petrópolis were most affected. Services such as water, electricity and telephone were stopped, roads were blocked, bridges collapsed and were isolated neighborhoods.
Where would Brazilian drug dealers hide? They would hole up in the most dangerous slums in Rio. This was what Rio de Janeiro policemen reported. So they held a raid on the shantytown of Alemao after they asked drug traffickers to surrender who, of course, refused to give in. Nearly 200 people have been arrested or detained, and more than 96 buses and cars have been burned during this operation in Rio de Janeiro, the city that will host the final match of the 2014 World Cup as well as the 2016 Olympics. Inside this post, you can see the photographs that show the operation itself, the reaction of local residents on a drug war and a house of an alleged drug trafficker that looks luxurious compared to ordinary buildings in the Brazilian favelas.
This girl is the tallest teenager in the world. Her name is Elisany Silva and she is 6”76’ (206 cm) at fourteen years old. Although being the tallest teenager in the world isn’t easy, it will help her to become a model when she walks the runway in Belem.
Many people call Rio de Janeiro one of the world’s most violent cities. Why? You can see everything yourself, because the gangsters’ paradise has been documented by photographer Joao de Carvalho from Portugal. He took many pictures of local drug traffickers and gangs who are often the bosses of communities where Brazilian state does not exist. At the age of 18 these guys provide neighbors with many basic needs, including food and medicines.
This photo of Esplanadas dos Ministerios highway in Brasilia was taken less than an hour before the match between Brazil and Korea DPR on June 15.
I thought that this was the worst road in the world. I was wrong, here’s a Brazilian road called Transamazônica or The Trans-Amazonian Highway.
This information and some pictures were sent us by our visitor KallAngo. Thank you KallAngo for sharing with us.
Here’s some history of it.