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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Going to a World Cup game in Rio de Janeiro

  Thanks to a blog reader/friend, a ticket to the France-Equador game was acquired, at a reasonable price (considering). And so, your blogger took a free subway ride yesterday (for game attendees), and got out at the São Cristóvão station, … Continue reading

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The World Cup in Rio de Janeiro, so far

A world city in the making? Traditionally, only better-off Brazilians traveled abroad, and only the hardiest and most adventurous of travelers bothered to come to Rio. About a decade ago, as the country’s fortunes improved, more Brazilians began to travel. And in … Continue reading

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Rio de Janeiro street culture during the 2014 World Cup

With so many World Cup games around us, it’s a wonder any of us have time to do much else but hoot, whine and boo. But Rio is nonstop, particularly since 2008, when the city began to integrate formal and informal … Continue reading

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