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Can Rio police come through, in an age of black swans?

In the offing for 2016: threats of terrorism, water and power shortages, extreme heat and the vagaries of mega-events Asked what he’s learned from Rio’s many mega-events over the last seven years, Rio’s security czar first mentioned fine-tuned agency integration, … Continue reading

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Police violence at the Rio Film Festival: the documentary “À queima roupa” (Point Blank)

Para Violência policial no Festival do Rio: o documentário À queima roupa, clique aqui Watch the trailer here. The movie, partially crowdfunded by way of the Catarse site, will be in Rio cinemas as of October 16. Our memories are short, with so much daily news on … Continue reading

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Outgoing Rio public safety czar: good guy or sucker?

In Todo dia é segunda-feira, a memoir, José Mariano Beltrame tells an inside story of pacification, and much more worth reading Politics in Rio de Janeiro are so riddled with disappointments and betrayals that all many cariocas can say about the state public safety secretary whose … Continue reading

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Urban disorder in Rio: call of the abyss

Para Desordem urbana no Rio: o abismo atrai, clique aqui Such chaos! Mariana Albanese lived in the Zona Sul favela of Vidigal for two years. A São Paulo transplant, attracted by Vidigal’s strong community spirit, she was lucky enough to witness … Continue reading

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Is Rio getting worse?

Mega-event make-up might be right, after all Your blogger has been quiet for too long, partly due to other commitments, mostly out of bewilderment. What to say? Over the last five years, improved public safety has been at the heart … Continue reading

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Rio security chief not happy with social programs nor housing info

Signs of tension between state and city government In headlining this long and very open interview with state Public Safety Secretary José Mariano Beltrame, O Dia newspaper emphasized the state’s decision to use off-duty military police officers to increase police coverage … Continue reading

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Countdown to first mega-event: how far has Rio come?

Planning and monitoring are new to most Brazilians. Participation and trust, too. Less than a month from the June 13 start date for the Rio + 20 U.N. conference on sustainable development, government officials scrambled to reduce hotel costs and … Continue reading

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