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Celebrating the new Lapa / a nova Lapa é uma festa só

Cleaning up, opening up and ordering Lapa is just one part of mayor Paes’ choque de ordem, or “shock of order”. He’s also used the term on Rio’s beaches, for parking violators and in a number of other cases. It … Continue reading

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Rio’s many-armed police: a chance to work together, at last

Off the hook? One of Brazil’s biggest problems is too much division of labor, so it’s heartening to read in today’s O Globo that in Rio, eight agencies and three levels of government will be brought together in a new … Continue reading

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