Rio de Janeiro: City of God June 9th 2011 Before leaving for Brazil, I received ample warnings from friends and family about the dangers of Rio de Janeiro. In the days before my departure, one of my coworkers told me never to take a cab unless I already knew the cab driver, and another informed me not to walk down any streets that weren't well-lit and/or in a 'touristy' part of town.
Needless to say, I didn't listen to any of these warni ... read more
South America » Brazil » Rio de Janeiro Following three centuries under the rule of Portugal, Brazil became an independent nation in 1822. By far the largest and most populous country in South America, Brazil overcame more than half a century of military intervention in the governance of t... ... read more
Hello! My name is Mark and I am an American medical student, filmmaker, and global health advocate currently working for Health Frontiers in Vientiane, Laos. Please feel free to get in touch with me to discuss prisons, global health, whale sharks, or anything else that comes to mind :)... full info