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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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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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Metropolitan Rio de Janeiro: a chance to rethink market and service duality

The social revolution makes itself felt Clique aqui para Rio de Janeiro metropolitano: chance para repensar a dualidade dos serviços e mercados For Rio de Janeiro observers, the seminar series on metropolitan issues, organized by the IETS think-tank and the newly created Câmara … Continue reading

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Pacification: get it right, now or never

Clamping down on renewed violence and meeting social needs  O Globo newspaper reported yesterday that State Public Safety Secretary José Mariano Beltrame will definitely stay on in his job under newly-reelected Governor Luiz Fernando “Pezão” Souza. The paper says Beltrame is finishing … Continue reading

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