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Mais um grande lance, quase dois anos após o Alemão

A polícia do Rio cerca e depois ocupa as perigosas favelas de Manguinhos, Mandela, Varginha e Jacarezinho, localizadas na Zona Norte do Rio, entre o estádio do Maracanã e o aeroporto internacional.  For Another major move, almost two years after … Continue reading

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Another major move, almost two years after Alemão

Rio police surround, then occupy the dangerous North Zone favelas of Manguinhos, Mandela, Varginha, and Jacarezinho, midway between the Maracanã soccer stadium and the international airport.  Rio’s transformation sometimes seems like an effort to divert a river as large as … Continue reading

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Rio: new center of the universe?

Dolphin visitors, Sonia Braga moving from New York to downtown Rio, movie premières right and left, the Today Show, Paul McCartney, Obama… why would anyone want to leave? In this faux-crisp southern-hemisphere fall season, Rio is hotter than ever– but from tomorrow … Continue reading

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