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Don’t forget Rio’s “suburbs”!

Brazilian counterculture historian Fred Coelho, blogger, DJ and literature professor, urges new encounters First in a series of RioRealblog conversational nuggets about the transformation of cultural life in the marvelous city. With eighteen Police Pacification Units installed in the city of … Continue reading

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Social UPP program suffers a big loss

[Clique para português] [UPDATE Dec. 30, 2010] Ricardo Henriques has accepted Mayor Paes job offer to head up the Instituto Pereira Passos. According to O Globo, this means he’ll be running a municipal level Social UPP. It’s not known yet … Continue reading

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Film director Cacá Diegues: At least ten years. We let this happen in a very deep way in Rio.

Yesterday’s Globo had an excellent interview with veteran film director Cacá Diegues, who engendered the new five-film collection 5xFavela, written, directed and shot by young favela residents. Here’s the link: http://oglobo.globo.com/blogs/arnaldo/posts/2010/08/27/caca-diegues-brasil-vive-uma-idade-de-ouro-319735.asp Here are the best parts, in English: “It’s not … Continue reading

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