I just received this clip and so stoked to see so many pictures from a really fun assignment. I also discovered two great venues from this story that I now regularly visit. Click on the link to read more about music in Rio de Janeiro.
An image from my project on violence in Guatemala was featured in a poster and application for the Open Society Justice Initiative summer school session on human rights litigation. If you are interested in applying for this program, please click here: OSF
I am so thankful to Newsweek picture editor Leah Latella (who is also a rockin' folk singer and musician) for publishing my project,La Vida No Vale Nada, on the effects of violence in post-war Guatemala.
"Last year, there were 34.5 murders for every 100,000 people in the country. That’s a decreased rate from previous years, although the first half of 2013 actually showed an increasing number of murders. Violence still touches far too many lives in Guatemala, where nearly 100 people were murdered each week last year."
Please click on the link above to read the story and to the see the project.
In October I went to the interior of Bahia state, a region far from the turquoise blue waters near the capital of Salvador. The region is hot, and windy. So windy in fact it has become the perfect setting for wind turbines because of its unique constant flow of wind across this region. Please check out the story: In Brazil, the wind is blowing in a new era of renewable energy.