Street vendor in Rio de Janeiro

Street vendor in the Rocinha favela of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. © Ryan Rowe /

A street vendor in the Rocinha favela of Rio de Janeiro selling grilled meats: chicken, sausage, and beef skewers. Small-scale entrepreneurs are common on the streets of Brazil where millions of these types of workers are part of the informal economy and pay no taxes but may also have no or limited access to social or financial services (though this is changing rapidly). He probably runs a good business and is likely eagerly awaiting the influx of millions of tourists for this year’s World Cup. Viva Brasil!

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