Monthly Archives: September 2010

Celebrating the new Lapa / a nova Lapa é uma festa só

Cleaning up, opening up and ordering Lapa is just one part of mayor Paes’ choque de ordem, or “shock of order”. He’s also used the term on Rio’s beaches, for parking violators and in a number of other cases. It … Continue reading

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Real estate boom is happening in “pacified” favelas, too

Gentrification is called “white removal” in Portuguese. Or just gentrificação. The Estado de São Paulo reports on what could become a major problem in the city’s South Zone. As “pacified” areas become integrated into the rest of the city, favela … Continue reading

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“If [the social UPP] doesn’t work,the blame will all be ours”

From Social UPP coordinator Sílvia Ramos, in the Estado de São Paulo newspaper: “It’s easier than I thought. I’m finding that it’s possible to be criticial from within the government. We have all the support we need. There’s money, priority, … Continue reading

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Cinéma Verité, for real

Click here to see five short films made by Rio police in action, made available to O Globo newspaper. They show the following: 1) Operation 157, in the Pavão-Pavãozinho favela, which took place in late 2008, a year before military … Continue reading

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[UPDATE] Police arrest police, i.e., militia

UPDATE ON MILITIA CRACKDOWN (OCT. 3 2010) O Globo reports Oct. 1 that the North Zone area where the crackdown took place a week ago has now been invaded by drug traffickers. So as not to call attention to themselves, … Continue reading

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Com licença, seus cariocas! / Make way, cariocas!

O curitibano dr. Ricardo Sirigatti já rodou o mundo; estudou em Buenos Aires, trabalhou em Paris e conhece bem os Estados Unidos. Para morar e trabalhar — em um posto de saúde novo, na favela Pavão-Pavãozinho– escolheu o Rio de … Continue reading

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A new republic

Social UPP secretary: “Not makeup”, “not salvationist”; “just the integration of the city” Rio de Janeiro State Social Aid and Human Rights Secretary Ricardo Henriques spends a lot of time explaining the UPP Social – especially the fact that until … Continue reading

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