Category Archives: Brazil

Rio de Janeiro: Radical city, diagonal city

Radical Cities/Ciudades Radicales/Cidades Radicais: Across Latin America in Search of a New Architecture, published in the U.K., maps the urban partnerships of Latin America, old and new Para Rio de Janeiro: cidade radical, cidade diagonal, clique aqui Accepting the informal city … Continue reading

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Police violence at the Rio Film Festival: the documentary “À queima roupa” (Point Blank)

Para Violência policial no Festival do Rio: o documentário À queima roupa, clique aqui Watch the trailer here. The movie, partially crowdfunded by way of the Catarse site, will be in Rio cinemas as of October 16. Our memories are short, with so much daily news on … Continue reading

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RioRealblog faz quatro anos

Passaram rápido! O primeiro post aqui foi no dia 22 da agosto de 2010, um dia depois de uma invasão do Hotel Intercontinental, em São Conrado, por um bando do traficante “Nem”, da Rocinha. Hoje, ele está na cadeia, a … Continue reading

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The favela alley: asset or liability?

Favela alleyways may be one of the next big public policy challenges for Rio de Janeiro. Para Becos de Favela: prejudicam ou facilitam? clique aqui RioRealblog TV went to Rocinha favela to learn about becos, or alleys. There, we found that … Continue reading

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How to report on Rio de Janeiro?

Para Como contar o Rio de Janeiro, clique aqui. It’s no big news that Organizações Globo — Rio de Janeiro’s main information source — has been struggling to staunch losses in TV viewers and readers. Young people don’t read newspapers and don’t watch … Continue reading

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Misconduct in the mayor’s office?

Beware a woman scorned While scandal has tainted the reputation of former Rio de Janeiro governor Sérgio Cabral since his alleged connections with a top construction company came to light in 2012, mayor Eduardo Paes has managed to keep his name fairly … Continue reading

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While you were watching the World Cup, part III (final)

Much else was going on over the last month in Rio Brazil has long been a relatively closed, inward-looking country, with not much travel nor the consumption of imported consumer goods — nor widespread knowledge of foreign languages. This began to change about … Continue reading

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