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About Rio real

American journalist, writer, editor who's lived in Rio de Janeiro for 20 years.

Cleaning house in Rio

Two former governors arrested and sent to Bangu prison in less than two days. Anthony Garotinho and Sérgio Cabral. So many questions: How long will they be staying? Will they get away with their crimes, as many Cariocas suspect will … Continue reading

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Rio election: inequality sidelined, once again

[Election update, Oct. 31 2016: Marcelo Crivella did indeed win yesterday, with 1.7 million votes, or 59% of all valid votes. Marcelo Freixo got 1.16 million, 41%. Most impressive of all was the number of people who did not select … Continue reading

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Rio de Janeiro and three prison revolts across the country

Beltrame, specialists, foresee unstable times Few reports on the recent prison revolts mention the reasons for the violence that has so far caused about 16 prisoner deaths and the flight of 55 detainees, most recaptured. Brazilians are used to this type … Continue reading

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Rio de Janeiro e as três rebeliões de penitenciária, pelo Brasil

Alerta de Beltrame, especialistas, para tempos instáveis  Poucas reportagens sobre as recentes rebeliões de presidiários mencionam os motivos  pela violência que, até hoje, causou a morte de aproximadamente 16 detentos, com a fuga de 55 de detentos, a maioria recapturados. … Continue reading

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Beltrame resigns: Rio public safety at risk

After almost ten years of highs and lows, José Mariano Beltrame has at last reached the end of his rope. His right-hand man, Roberto Sá (interviewed by RioRealblog in this video), will replace him as of Monday, it was announced today. Much … Continue reading

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Eleições municipais de 2016: vence Marcelo

Teremos um Marcelo como prefeito no Rio a partir de 30 de outubro, data do segundo turno. De sobrenome Crivella ou Freixo? Dependerá do grau de medo ou da vontade de aventurar, dos cariocas. Quem procura ordem e tomada de decisões racional, num contexto … Continue reading

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Rio 2016 municipal elections: a vote for Marcelo

We will certainly have a Marcelo for mayor in Rio as of October 30, when the second round of voting takes place. Whether the last name will be Crivella or Freixo will rest on how adventurous or fearful cariocas are … Continue reading

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