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Get thee to a favela, says ad agency

Rio + Rio means Rio more Rio, in the sense of a city becoming more itself Last Thursday morning was set aside for grocery shopping, not high on a blogger’s list of priorities but a commitment that gains in importance … Continue reading

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Whither pacification? Whither the drugs and guns?

Whither all of us… How much can a city change? This is the question underlying doubts arising in the last two weeks regarding Rio’s public safety policy. You may believe that the values, habits and assumptions of a city and … Continue reading

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“Crime, House Prices, and Inequality: The Effect of UPPs in Rio”

An unlikely duo presented a striking new economic paper today at the Getúlio Vargas Foundation in Rio de Janeiro, that will be of great interest to those researching gentrification, among other areas of study, in favelas and areas contiguous to … Continue reading

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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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Rocinha occupation: the day after

Next may be Complexo da Maré, while former druglord “Nem” is pressured to rat on corrupt police and the search is on for traffickers who got away; favela trash pickup is city’s first priority  Government officials have said that Rio … Continue reading

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Rocinha druglord arrested in diplomatic car trunk

The rest should be simple Seen as the most intelligent and sophisticated of Rio’s drug traffickers, Rocinha’s “Nem”, Antônio Francisco Bonfim Lopes, 35, scurried down no sewage pipe, as some are said to have done a year ago, in the Complexo … Continue reading

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Complexo da Maré: reality check for the elite squad

Since the 2008 start of Rio’s new public safety policy, BOPE, the military police elite squad, has met with community members, but never like this. First of all, the cops weren’t even invited. “When we saw you coming in, the … Continue reading

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Rio public safety policy: everything you always wanted to know

[UPDATE] Secretary Beltrame announced Oct. 21 that Mangueira favela will have a police pacification unit in two weeks at the most, with 403 police officers, serving an estimated 20,000 residents. The elite squad moved in to occupy the area in June; this … Continue reading

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Police shuffle: upshot for Rio

Part of a power struggle? There’s consensus in Rio de Janeiro that police corruption and criminality must be reduced. What we don’t know is if it’s possible to achieve this to a significant degree, in an environment where politicians tomam posse (take … Continue reading

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Rio gets a new police chief

[UPDATE: New police chief Colonel Erir Ribeiro da Costa Filho has reportedly named Colonel Rogério Seabra, head of the military police personnel division, to replace Colonel Robson Rodrigues as commander of the Police Pacification Program. Sources say Colonel Mário Sérgio Duarte’s exit … Continue reading

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