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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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Violence in Copacabana: where will it take us?

Each new tragic event in Rio points up the weaknesses of Brazil’s democracy: a justice system that often fails to serve all citizens fairly and value the greater good great mistrust of the media, the police, the justice system, politicians and other institutions poor … Continue reading

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Jazz na Laje: an unforgettable encounter

Para Jazz na laje: encontro inesquecível, clique aqui Jazz on the Favela Terrace Refreshed by a sea breeze, this was a terrace at the top of a house in Cantagalo favela. But in the midst of musicians young and old, favela … Continue reading

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Is the pacification unit still there?

Theoretically, yes Para A UPP ainda existe? clique aqui [UPDATE] The UPP command in these favelas changed in the last week of February. According to the press relations office of the Pacification Police Office, “The current commander of the  Chapéu Mangueira … 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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5 x Pacificação, o filme

For 5 x Pacificação, the movie, click here Algo está faltando  “Esse documentário é para a sociedade,” disse um dos diretores, Cadu Barcellos. “Para discutir o que ela quer.” O filme de 96 minutos de duração estreia em 16 de novembro, … Continue reading

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5 x pacificação, the movie

A missing ingredient “This documentary is for society,” said one of its four young favela-bred directors, Cadu Barcellos. “To discuss what people want.” The 96-minute  film premieres in Brazil November 16, but RioRealblog got a pre-screening seat thanks to the NGO … Continue reading

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