Community Development

One Week of "Peace" in Rocinha

It has been a week since the state government’s ‘pacification’ process began in Rocinha – on the 13th of November. The constant coverage and sensationalism are quickly becoming repetitive and […]

Andre Sales Batista

Mundo Real emerged from the idea of combining our considerable experience living in Rocinha with our significant knowledge of other marginalized urban communities. Most of Mundo Real’s team was either […]

Mundo Real is a civil society organization. The concept of civil society is popular in policy and academic circles, however, in the US the phrase has not entered poplar vernacular […]

Familia Macega

Mundo Real has been increasingly working in the area known as Macega, which is the poorest section of Rocinha. Virtually all of Macega’s residents want to be re-settled, particularly in […]