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Funk baile (dance) begins to make a return to Rio favelas

Pacification banned all funk dances initially, because they were the province (and the culture) of drug traffickers Last night was a night with drama so gripping one could barely pull away and pay a real to get down the hill to … Continue reading

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Wikileaks out of Rio de Janeiro: 2009 pacification report from consul

Catchy title: COUNTER-INSURGENCY DOCTRINE COMES TO RIO’S FAVELAS U.S. consul Dennis W. Hearne’s September 2009 report on Rio de Janeiro’s pacification program is excellent; if only it were more recent! This and other documents have been discusssed in Brazilian blogs … Continue reading

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