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Violence erupts in Rio slum near Olympic venues

Violence erupts in Rio slum near Olympic venues

Rio De Janeiro, AP—A Rio de Janeiro slum erupted in violence late on Tuesday following the killing of a popular local figure, with angry residents setting fires and showering homemade explosives and glass bottles onto a busy avenue in the city’s main tourist...
Venezuela slums shun protests for community work

Venezuela slums shun protests for community work

Caracas, Reuters—Opposition activists in the slums of eastern Caracas hope to unseat President Nicolas Maduro, but not by blocking streets or burning tires. They plan to build parks and fix roads to show that the opposition can do more for poor neighborhoods than the...