Audio slideshow: Vila Autódromo residents resist Rio Olympic development that threatens their homes

Video posted April 26, 2012 in News by Chloe Elmer


For more than 20 years the residents of Vila Autódromo have been fighting eviction from their favela -- a neighborhood created without benefit of city services. Rio de Janeiro government officals plan to move the residents about a 20 minute drive away, to an area of polluted land that is at high risk for mudslides.

Vila Autódromo resident Inalva Mendes Brito relates her struggle to save her home.

(View an expanded version of this story, with text by Alex Angert, here.)