Category Archives: Brazil

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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While you were watching the World Cup part II: public hearing on PAC II for Rocinha, held Ash Monday

Hurriedly announced, given a miss by mainstream press For Enquanto você assistia à Copa, parte II: audiência pública sobre PAC II da Rocinha, na segunda-feira de cinzas, clique aqui “Favelistic fiction,” a resident labeled the just-screeened short video, describing proposals for urban, sanitation, … Continue reading

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While you were watching the World Cup, part I: O Globo’s Rio editor departs

A look at Rio de Janeiro coverage by the city’s most important paper Para Enquanto você assistia à Copa, parte I: a saída do editor da seção Rio do jornal O Globo, clique aqui Should a newspaper reflect its readers’ … Continue reading

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