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Ugly Ducklings

A new image Excluded and excoriated for years, Rio’s hilltop favelas –the pacified ones, especially– will now vie with Sugarloaf and the Corcovado for tourists’ attention. With this in mind, Sebrae, a non-profit agency funded by federally-mandated payroll deductions and dedicated … Continue reading

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A way back? / um retorno?

Renatinho, ex-soldier / Renatinho, ex-soldado Click on the link below to read (in Portuguese) the story of Renatinho, a soldier in the Andaraí favela drug traffic until July, when the area was “pacified”. The bigshots left the area, but young … Continue reading

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UPP social: a segurança é apenas o começo / The social UPP: public safety is just the beginning

What a tangled web exclusion weaves… “Expanding the freedoms that we have reason to value not only makes our lives richer and more unfettered, but also allows us to be fuller social persons, exercising our own volitions and interacting with– … Continue reading

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