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Questions for 2013

Prologue to Farce or Tragedy? Rio has changed hugely in just the last four years. Thanks to economic growth, investment and pacification, the city is more integrated and vibrant than perhaps it has ever been. Cariocas of all classes are freer … Continue reading

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Rio de Janeiro on the agenda of new officials, state and federal

O Globo reports today that governor Sérgio Cabral’s new state education secretary, Wilson Risolia, is creating a “goals program” to catapult Rio de Janeiro state from second-to-last in the national Basic Education Development Index (IDEB is the Portuguese acronym) to … Continue reading

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Free at last: the Borel favelas, home to 35,000

Lenita de Sousa Vilela is the principal of the Antoine Margarinos Torres elementary school, which serves 500 children ages 4-11. Five months ago, 300 military police recruits occupied the  Borel area, in Tijuca, north zone. There is still drug trafficking, but … Continue reading

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