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A new collaboration between RioOnWatch and the Behner Stiefel Center for Brazilian Studies aims to increase the visibility of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the daily life of favela residents and low-income communities throughout Brazil. The initiative is part of a yearlong partnership to produce timely and relevant reporting on Human Rights and Environmental Justice.