The Favelas: In pictures


No coverage of Rio de Janeiro would be complete without an examination of the favelas, or slums. On August 17, Arthur Takahashi and Brennan Meagher explored Rocinha, the largest slum in South America. Each blogged about the experience.

Read Arthur’s blog and Brennan’s blog at our Olympics page. And be sure to follow the rest of the story on social media: #JagsInRio#RunWithPardon, @ArthurTakahashi and @brennanmeagher.


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Brennan Meagher is a communications coordinator at Augusta University. Contact her at 706-446-4806 or

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