THE GUARDIAN: In Rio de Janeiro's notorious Morro do Adeus, a young dancer is helping girls transcend their harsh reality through ballet.
VICE: As preparations continue for the Olympics in August 2016, Brazil's aspirant global city is in the spotlight once again.
THE GUARDIAN: A growing movement of artists, activists and independent journalists is challenging dominant media narratives about the drastic water shortage in south Brazil.
VOCATIV: An army of artists took over a huge tower block and created their own cultural center in the spirit of open collaboration – but that didn't stop authorities from trying to kick them out.
FUSION: Werá Jeguaka Mirim defied instructions to protest at the World Cup opening ceremony, just minutes before the tournament kicked off with millions watching. But the teenager's courageous call for indigenous land rights was ignored by TV cameras and journalists.
MONOCLE 24: In Rio de Janeiro, a controversial pacification program is opening up slum neighborhoods to the wider world – and revealing a rich culinary culture that can play a part in changing public perception about these stigmatized areas.
RTÉ: Reflecting on the highs, lows and striking contradictions of FIFA’s money-spinning megashow.
BBC: São Paolo artist Thiago Mundano strives to give a voice to a quiet army of 20,000 “catadores” who recycle trash from the streets to keep their city clean.
VOCATIV: Residents displaced by the new stadium in São Paulo held their own soccer tournament in protest – The People's Cup.