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Taboos / assuntos tabu

Participe no RioRealblog. Quais são os aspectos tabu da transformação do Rio de Janeiro? Quais são as perguntas que permanecem no silêncio? Onde falta o debate?  Deixe seu comentário, abaixo! RioRealblog would like to hear from you. What are the … Continue reading

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Pacificação em risco no Rio de Janeiro?

Somente se existisse uma máquina do tempo. For Rio pacification at risk? click here O Rio está em plena fase de pavimentação de suas ruas, parte da revitalização na expectativa de todos aqueles megaeventos. Tampos de bueiro (explodindo ou não) são um … Continue reading

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Rio pacification at risk?

Only if a time machine existed. Rio de Janeiro has been busily repaving its streets, as part of the revitalization in the runup to all those mega-events. Manhole covers (exploding or not) are a challenge for any city. They end … 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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Peace and the police/ Paz e a polícia

“Police reform is happening by way of the UPPs.” –Sílvia Ramos, undersecretary for integrated action in the territory, state UPP social program O Globo reports that Rio’s police are killing fewer people: shooting deaths in police self-defense in August 2010 … Continue reading

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What is going on? Sirens and helicopters not effective enough to stem crime

  Rio’s police have successfully occupied and “pacified” 13 favelas since late 2008. They’ve also begun to turn their attention to the extortionist paramilitary groups prevalent in poor neighborhoods where drug traffickers are absent. And the state is moving fast … Continue reading

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Elite Squad 2: a call for political change

[UPDATE JAN. 19, 2011 With Brazilian  ticket sales of over 11 million, Elite Squad 2 premieres in the U.S. this Sunday at the Sundance Festival, hors concours. DVD sales in Brazil begin Feb. 10] Tropa de Elite 2 (Elite Squad … Continue reading

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