Tag Archives: Rio politics

Voting logic: encounter illuminates political future

Is there any logic to voting? Young people debate politics and political consciousness New blood is coming. This was part of the news heard last Thursday at the Rio de Encontros, a unique debate forum that meets monthly at the Museu … Continue reading

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Right-wing coup scenario off the mark: Rio information is wrong

Not this Nation Ah, Dave Zirin, this blogger has to argue with you. Right-wing and left-wing aren’t useful terms when it comes to Brazil. Politics here revolve not around ideology, but people. The alliances are fluid, constantly reevaluated and remade. … Continue reading

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Misconduct in the mayor’s office?

Beware a woman scorned While scandal has tainted the reputation of former Rio de Janeiro governor Sérgio Cabral since his alleged connections with a top construction company came to light in 2012, mayor Eduardo Paes has managed to keep his name fairly … Continue reading

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While you were watching the World Cup, part III (final)

Much else was going on over the last month in Rio Brazil has long been a relatively closed, inward-looking country, with not much travel nor the consumption of imported consumer goods — nor widespread knowledge of foreign languages. This began to change about … Continue reading

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Social needs: a third try

Vice-mayor to take on Rio’s biggest challenge Sources close to Adilson Pires, Rio’s vice-mayor elect, say that in January he’ll preside over a newly baptized secretariat, meant to address social needs in all of Rio de Janeiro. The existing municipal Secretaria … Continue reading

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