Tag Archive: Bahia

a world without smiles

The city of Salvador, Brazil, has suffered from an unprecedented wave of deadly violence with an increase of more than 250% in the murder rate according to the Brazilian Center for Latin American… Continue reading

Poy Latam

Resident who was forced to abandon the community where he lived for 23 years, because of the war between drug traffickers in the outskirts of Salvador, a place that is known as “gaza strip”.… Continue reading


People gather in Salvador da Bahia to celebrate Yemanjá, in Rio Vermelho Beach, February 2, 2013. Devotees offer flowers to Yemanja, also known as the Queen of the Sea, before entering the water.

Na Bahia, quilombolas denunciam violência

Os moradores da comunidade quilombola de Rio dos Macacos denunciam atos de violência praticados por militares da Marinha do Brasil e temem ser despejados a qualquer momento.

Police strike

A police officer was hit in the face with a rubber bullet fired by an army soldier during protests. Hundreds of police officers are striking for higher wages, unleashing a rash of looting… Continue reading

Salvador, 2010-11

Brazil’s 2011 national violence survey reveals that the murder rate in Salvador is now four times that of São Paulo, and double that of Rio de Janeiro. In a decade, Salvador rocketed 21… Continue reading


A boy coming back from school during thw police Occupation of the Calabar neighbourhood in Salvador.

Nova Divinéia

Cidade Baixa

A ladeira da Conceição da Praia, na cidade baixa, liga a igreja de mesmo nome – de onde sai o cortejo do Bonfim, ao lado do elevador lacerda – até a praça Castro… Continue reading

fly away

(para reportagem sobre a beleza esquecida da orla Itapagipana, em Salvador, Bahia, 26/03/2010.  Lunae Parracho / Ag. A Tarde)