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Rio de Janeiro in 2019

A thorough cleaning expected It would be easy to predict Rio de Janeiro’s future if the world were divided into good guys and bad guys. Since it isn’t, we find ourselves amid conflicting trends and data, hard to analyze via … Continue reading

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Security or danger: what awaits us in Rio?

“This is the last dance… of the Titanic” said one of the participants at a public safety seminar last week, making indirect reference to the infamous luxurious last dance of the Ilha Fiscal, which took place in Rio just before … Continue reading

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Proposal for a safer Rio: technology — or flight from human contact?

Can this work? Governor-elect Wilson Witzel declared in an interview published Sunday in O Globo that he’s never been to Rocinha favela. “I passed nearby, never went up. But you don’t need to go up to know it’s really bad there,” he said. … Continue reading

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Crooked Rio

Public Safety, hot topic. Will all the talk make a difference? In Rio everybody’s turning into a public safety kibbitzer. The South Zone doorman thinks the military folks should “go up the hill”, to stop the shooting he hears at … Continue reading

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Facing up to reality, at least

Just what is Rio’s post-intervention reality? Tough to say. But one thing is certain: there’s more information about where we went wrong, where we are and how to get ourselves to a better metropolis. Clique aqui, para português Turning away … Continue reading

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Will Rio be safer?

Carnival’s intensity and the current tensions in greater Rio might be two sides of the same coin. We felt what was coming. Despite the thrills we knew it was impossible to go any further with rising crime and the ever-more-decadent cops. … Continue reading

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Shooting citywide, armed forces in Rocinha: what’s going on?

Worse than you can imagine UPP failure a result of questionable management Unlike housing, health and education, public safety is a service that doesn’t lend itself to different approaches, one for the rich, one for the poor. Para português, clique … Continue reading

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