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Rio protests: saying the unsayable

And doing the undoable? Morar Carioca –total favela upgrade — at a near standstill It’s winter, not springtime, but a new kind of clarity rides the bountiful light that makes this city so unique. People are asking questions — and … Continue reading

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Rio protests: what’s next?

“How cohesive is Brazilian society?” a Canadian radio announcer asked RioRealblog yesterday morning. Now there’s a good question. Soccer has always been Brazil’s strongest glue, as noted in this excellent New York Times article about the ongoing unrest nationwide. Soccer … Continue reading

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RioRealblog steps out of the cage

A first-person exception to the rule When I first came to Brazil, in 1981, hit parade American songs took six months to show up on the radio here. When I first came, working-class people over 30 had false teeth. Now, … Continue reading

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