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Where’s the governor?

A helicopter crash June 17 in Bahia serves to remind us just how hybrid –or schizophrenic, if you like– Brazilian politics can be. Sometimes, it seems that Rio has arrived in the modern world of transparency, accountability, performance and merit, leaving behind … Continue reading

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Drug traffickers don’t get away, says Public Safety Secretary Beltrame

Beltrame’s first Twitterview, translated into English Leia aqui a entrevista do Secretário de Segurança Pública do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, José Mariano Beltrame, pelo Twitter, em português. 1) I’d like to know why the police haven’t been able to arrest … Continue reading

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What might be at the heart of the firemen’s strike in Rio

Good guys versus bad guys is never a useful way to think about current events Given Brazil’s authoritarian and aristocratic history, it’s likely that most Brazilians have been oppressed and victimized by their employers. It’s likely that most Brazilians think in … Continue reading

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Who (or what) is doing the helping?

Brazilians are great networkers, but– “A crack addict in the Turano favela where I work with the new police pacification force was lying on the ground near me and asked for help,” Corporal Evandro Frossard told RioRealblog as he patrolled … Continue reading

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Best ever, well best in a very long time

[UPDATE, October 2011 – Carnival blocos attracted a record 4.87 million to Rio’s streets, according to Riotur, the municipal tourism agency. This was 83% more than was expected. For Carnival 2012, 476 blocos have applied for a parade permit.] Carnival … Continue reading

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Nothing seems impossible now, not even reducing police corruption

[UPDATE FEB 16, 2011: An internal power struggle led yesterday to the departure of Civil Police Chief Allan Turnowski and the appointment of Martha Rocha, a career police official, as his replacement. Perhaps a woman chief –Rio’s first– will carefully … Continue reading

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Megabust– of the Rio police

Operation Guillotine: 580 agents still at work Brazil’s version of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, its Federal Police, arrested 35 people today, 27 of whom were police. A high-ranking Civil Police officer, Carlos Antônio de Oliveira, who until the … Continue reading

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