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How to prepare, protect? Hard-line is here

If you live in a favela or have friends who do, you know about violence wreaked in them by drug traffickers, milicianos and police. Today, given an upcoming crackdown on crime by formal and informal security agents — though this … Continue reading

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The World Cup in Rio de Janeiro, so far

A world city in the making? Traditionally, only better-off Brazilians traveled abroad, and only the hardiest and most adventurous of travelers bothered to come to Rio. About a decade ago, as the country’s fortunes improved, more Brazilians began to travel. And in … Continue reading

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Rio protests: the city begins to dialogue; the state gets more defensive

Rio’s mayor, Eduardo Paes, is coming to be known as “Paes volta atrás“, or a backtracking kind of guy. The governor, Sérgio Cabral, has taken a different tack, digging in his heels. Just how effective their approaches are, in the … Continue reading

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