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Rio is no Barcelona

  [translation of an op-ed piece published March 6 in O Globo, by your blogger] The idea was to host mega events, to brand the metropolis, attracting tourists and investment. Barcelona was our model, even after Rio was chosen for the 2016 … Continue reading

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Carnaval 2016: mais tolerância, mais reflexão

Apesar de orçamentos reduzidos e de o mosquito da Zika, tanto o carnaval de rua como os desfiles, neste ano, deram bem certo. Ontem à noite, porém, houve uma batalha assustadora (sem vítimas, aparentemente) entre policiais e moradores, em Inhaúma, … Continue reading

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Rio trains are decades late

Our video is late, too Many months ago, o RioRealblog took a couple of train trips in partnership with the Rio de Janeiro chapter of the Institute of Brazilian Architects (IAB-RJ), to get a feel for what a SuperVia train passenger’s commute is really like. Clique aqui para Trens … Continue reading

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Ipanema, underground

Para O “underground” de Ipanema, clique aqui In the current runup to the second round of voting for governors and president here, one sometimes envies the ostrich. So, on receiving an invitation to visit the Metrô construction site under the Praça … Continue reading

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The sixties are coming to Brazil

This is off-topic, but readers may be curious to read a translation of today’s essay by your blogger in the online version of Época magazine, in Ruth de Aquino’s blog. The original is here, with a great photo by Margaret … Continue reading

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Desde 2008, a fase mais difícil no Rio: estamos trocando de pele?

 Uma rica troca de ideias, enquanto a criminalidade aumenta e o Exército brasileiro chega para ocupar favelas, semanas antes da Copa do Mundo. For Rio’s toughest moment since 2008: are we shedding our skin? click here “Como dialogar com um cínico?” dois … Continue reading

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Missing link / O link que faltava

Dear Reader by subscription To watch our new video / para assistir o vídeo novo For some reason, WordPress doesn’t embed YouTube videos in posts that go by email to subscribers. So here’s the link to our new video. You can … Continue reading

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