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The peace boys of Brazilian shanty towns

03/01/2003 | Panos London

The favelas of Rio de Janeiro are supposed to be a breeding ground for macho young men wedded to drugs, guns and violence against women. The reality is somewhat different.

Macho young men in Sao Paolo

11/30/2001 | Panos London

In Brazil, many young men strongly believe that they need to be macho. The HIV infection rate is falling but among women it's rising. Joao Paulo Charleaux hears why. 

Brasilia, the city that was built from scratch

06/07/2001 | Panos London

Brazil's young capital city was designed by planners in the mid 20th century. But has their dream come true? Paula Gobbi reports.   

Alfredo Boneff

01/01/2001 | Anna Egan

Gustavo Alberto Bonato

01/01/2001 | Panos London

Gustavo Alberto Bonato is a TV journalist working as a reporter for Canal Rural, the main Brazilian channel specialising in agriculture and agro-business.

Natalia Viana

01/01/2001 | Panos London

Natalia is a Brazilian journalist currently based in London. She has worked as an investigative reporter for the influential political magazine Caros Amigos, as a correspondent for US newscast Free Speech Radio News and for the UK agency Global Radio News. Natalia’s first book, Plantados no chao (Planted in the earth) came out in Brazil…

Gustavo Faleiros

01/01/2001 | Anna Egan

Gustavo Faleiros works on stories about Amazonian environmental problems, undertaking investigative trips inside the forest as well as other journeys in Brazil to report on economical issues.

Sarita Coelho

01/01/2001 | Anna Egan

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