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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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Active silence

Rio is done for… Except it’s not It’s tough to read the lack of noise, after years of great activity. But the silence in Rio, both this blogger’s as well as that of many others, is no hollow space. We’re lost … Continue reading

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Rio de Janeiro and three prison revolts across the country

Beltrame, specialists, foresee unstable times Few reports on the recent prison revolts mention the reasons for the violence that has so far caused about 16 prisoner deaths and the flight of 55 detainees, most recaptured. Brazilians are used to this type … Continue reading

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Beltrame resigns: Rio public safety at risk

After almost ten years of highs and lows, José Mariano Beltrame has at last reached the end of his rope. His right-hand man, Roberto Sá (interviewed by RioRealblog in this video), will replace him as of Monday, it was announced today. Much … Continue reading

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