Tag Archives: public safety Rio de Janeiro

How to prepare, protect? Hard-line is here

If you live in a favela or have friends who do, you know about violence wreaked in them by drug traffickers, milicianos and police. Today, given an upcoming crackdown on crime by formal and informal security agents — though this … Continue reading

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Stratfor reports on Rio de Janeiro published by Wikileaks

Para esse post em português, clique aqui Not exactly If you”re a conspiracy theory fan, it’s a great intelligence plot, a clandestine exchange of information about what’s going on in Brazil, a “Shadow CIA”. Stratfor, according to the Correio do … 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 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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Pacification fallout: first journalist death (among many others)

While Rio police juggle priorities, violence and fear are still present According to O Globo newspaper, yesterday TV Band cameraman Gelson Domingos da Silva, 46, was the first journalist to die in Rio de Janeiro covering during a shootout between … 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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