Monthly Archives: November 2010

War in Rio: roundup

The controversial decision to utilize 800 army personnel plus airforce helicopters to battle Rio’s druglords means war, indeed. O Globo‘s headline today, pictured at the lower right-hand side of the screen, is “D Day for the War on Drug Traffic”. … Continue reading

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O conflito no Rio de Janeiro só pode terminar em paz

Click here for English Este vídeo, gravado ontem por uma equipe da TV Globo que voava a bordo de um helicóptero perto da Vila Cruzeiro, na Penha, é bastante assustador. Nele, homens armados se juntam numa viela da favela, saltando … Continue reading

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Conflict in Rio can only end in peace

This video, recorded by a helicopter-borne TV Globo camera crew flying yesterday over Vila Cruzeiro in the Penha section of Rio, is quite frightening. It shows armed men massing in an alleyway of the favela, jumping off motorcycles as they … Continue reading

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Fotos exclusivas de esquadrão anti-bomba em Ipanema/Exclusive photos of anti-bomb squad in Ipanema

[UPDATE/ATUALIZAÇÃO] O Globo reports the boxes were part of an ad campaign, and that the bomb squad found a key inside the first box, pictured below. Here is coverage from O Dia. De acordo com O Globo, as caixas faziam parte … Continue reading

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Pacification honeymoon is over

Police up the ante [UPDATE Nov. 24] Traffic was astonishingly heavy in the afternoon and light last night in Rio, as cariocas either stayed home or left work early, fearful about their safety. Rumors flew: a large company had sent … Continue reading

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Invisible maps of Rio/ Mapas invisíveis do Rio de Janeiro

Rio’s artists are among the many who are rethinking Rio. The collective exhibit “Invisible Maps” opened at the Caixa Cultural downtown Nov. 22 and lasts until Jan. 5. Curated by Daniela Name, it’s inspired by Italo Calvino’s 1972 novel, Invisible … Continue reading

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Elite Squad 2: perfect timing

Here is the trailer for Elite Squad 2 in English, opening Nov. 11, 2011 in New York and Nov. 18 in Los Angeles. On Oct. 31 2011, state legislator Marcelo Freixo, on whom one of the movie’s characters is based, … Continue reading

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