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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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What if technology undermines drug violence?

Some young people may now have better things to do Al Jazeera and the Associated Press recently reported on drug dealers who’ve decided to stop selling crack in two large favelas of Rio de Janeiro. One of the many questions … Continue reading

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What if technology undermines drug violence?

Some young people may now have better things to do Al Jazeera and the Associated Press recently reported on drug dealers who’ve decided to stop selling crack in two large favelas of Rio de Janeiro. One of the many questions … Continue reading

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Rio security chief not happy with social programs nor housing info

Signs of tension between state and city government In headlining this long and very open interview with state Public Safety Secretary José Mariano Beltrame, O Dia newspaper emphasized the state’s decision to use off-duty military police officers to increase police coverage … Continue reading

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Countdown to first mega-event: how far has Rio come?

Planning and monitoring are new to most Brazilians. Participation and trust, too. Less than a month from the June 13 start date for the Rio + 20 U.N. conference on sustainable development, government officials scrambled to reduce hotel costs and … Continue reading

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Differences: Dealing

Cidades Futuros Possíveis Seminar, at Casa de Rui Barbosa, 9-11 August, 2011 Para Diferenças: Modos de lidar clique aqui   Some provocative reflections from two of the most important thinkers and actors in the city’s integration, at the Differences: Dealing with … Continue reading

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Let’s talk about the relationship

Yes, there’s peace in the house. But where’s the attention, the commitment, where are the services? Dignity for citizens, says State Public Safety Secretary José Mariano Beltrame, is key– so he can get on with his work of modernizing the … Continue reading

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