Category Archives: Brazil

Jazz na Laje: an unforgettable encounter

Para Jazz na laje: encontro inesquecível, clique aqui Jazz on the Favela Terrace Refreshed by a sea breeze, this was a terrace at the top of a house in Cantagalo favela. But in the midst of musicians young and old, favela … Continue reading

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Rio’s toughest moment since 2008: are we shedding our skin?

A rich exchange, as the crime rate heads north and the Brazilian army arrives to occupy favelas, just weeks before the World Cup “How do we dialogue with a cynic?” two young people asked during a Rio de Encontros gathering this … Continue reading

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Something new is happening in Rio

Para Acontece algo de novo no Rio clique aqui Renato Sorriso did indeed reveal the soul of Rio, but not the way veteran journalist Elio Gaspari, meant, in his March 8 column.  Sorriso (Smile, his nickname), a trash collector, is famous … Continue reading

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Carnival 2014: garbage strike a sign of social transformation

Clique aqui para Carnaval 2014: greve de garis aponta transformação social Heads Carnalixo (Carnitrash), some say It’s okay to be angry in a crowd; the crowd feeds on your anger, digests it, nourishes your rage as your rage nourishes it. … Continue reading

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Why is Rio so dirty?

RioRealblogTV début Why is Rio so dirty? almost every visitor asks, even those who love the place, people who end up staying. This question set RioReal blog in search of both answers and trash, for the three-minute pilot of what … Continue reading

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Rio police demonstrate

On both sides of the field: preparedness is tantamount Rio’s Batalhão de Choque, the crowd control division of the state military police, today showed members of the foreign press an example of their daily training exercises, as Rio approaches the June-July … Continue reading

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Rio violence: unasked questions

In the midst of the avalanche of bad Rio news over the last ten days, mayor Eduardo Paes said the two young men accused of killing cameraman Santiago Andrade, during a demonstration against a bus fare hike, were filhinhos de papai … Continue reading

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Urban disorder in Rio: call of the abyss

Para Desordem urbana no Rio: o abismo atrai, clique aqui Such chaos! Mariana Albanese lived in the Zona Sul favela of Vidigal for two years. A São Paulo transplant, attracted by Vidigal’s strong community spirit, she was lucky enough to witness … Continue reading

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Is Rio ready for the World Cup?

The hole may be much further down, as we say in Portuguese The foreign press visit this week to the Rio state public safety Integrated Command and Control Center (CICC is the Portuguese acronym) was one of what promises to … Continue reading

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Qual é melhor? Qual é pior? The best and worst of Rio

Caros leitores, vamos construir um ranking das provedoras de serviços urbanos — sua opinião da qualidade do serviço Let’s build a ranking of Rio’s urban service providers — your opinion of service quality É só fazer um ranking dos provedores … Continue reading

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