Tag Archives: Rio de Janeiro transformation

RioRealblog turns four

The time flew by! Para RioRealblog faz quatro anos, clique aqui The first post here saw the light exactly four years ago, on August 22 2010, a day after a gang under the direction of Rocinha’s druglord, “Nem”, invaded the São Conrado Hotel Intercontinental. Today, Nem is in … Continue reading

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Check out the ABCs of Rio’s transformation

Whether you’re parachuting in or have lived and worked here for some time, here is a useful tool for getting a grip on what’s happening in Rio de Janeiro. It’s a tab that’s been on the site for a while– … Continue reading

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Established artists cross Rio, with an invitation to follow in their footsteps

Para Artistas renomados atravessam a cidade e convidam a todos para seguir o caminho, clique aqui “Travessias” at the Bela Maré warehouse: show breaks new ground, literally While all sorts of entitities and institutions, Good Samaritans and optimists have been zipping over … Continue reading

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Rocinha occupation: the day after

Next may be Complexo da Maré, while former druglord “Nem” is pressured to rat on corrupt police and the search is on for traffickers who got away; favela trash pickup is city’s first priority  Government officials have said that Rio … Continue reading

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Rocinha druglord arrested in diplomatic car trunk

The rest should be simple Seen as the most intelligent and sophisticated of Rio’s drug traffickers, Rocinha’s “Nem”, Antônio Francisco Bonfim Lopes, 35, scurried down no sewage pipe, as some are said to have done a year ago, in the Complexo … Continue reading

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Rio art moves

Fifth in a series of conversational nuggets about the transformation of cultural life in the marvelous city. Sculptor (and blogger) Raul Mourão has been working with grilles since the late 80s. Not the barbecue kind, but the sort he saw … Continue reading

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Police shuffle: upshot for Rio

Part of a power struggle? There’s consensus in Rio de Janeiro that police corruption and criminality must be reduced. What we don’t know is if it’s possible to achieve this to a significant degree, in an environment where politicians tomam posse (take … Continue reading

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