Archive for March, 2013
For original article in Portuguese by Ricardo Nascimento in Jogo de Mandingo click here.
A vision of the tropical paradise
The city of Rio de Janeiro has always been the postcard image for Brazil. A significant portion of the symbols of Brazilianness that now form part of the Brazilian imagination and circulate around the consumer-driven globe comes from Rio. The Rio Carnival, samba, Christ the Redeemer, football; all of these elements contribute to the entertainment and leisure industry at an international level.
For the original report in Portuguese in O Globo click here.
The buildings were to be inhabited by the 450 families that lost their homes in Niterói’s tragedy of 2010.
This Saturday marked the beginning of the demolition of blocks 3 and 5 of the Zilda Arns buildings I & II. Cracks have been found in the buildings, which compromise the safety of their structures. According to the Caixa Econômica Federal bank, which released R$27 million More >
For the original Opinion piece by Eliane Sousa Silva, Director of Redes da Maré (Maré Development Network), in Portuguese, published first in print in O Globo, republished by LECC, click here.
News of the UPP’s entry into Maré, Rio de Janeiro’s largest favela, comes preceded by great speculation. After all, no one knows when or how it will be implemented. Thus, residents await confirmation with anticipation and apprehension. They understand that this initiative represents the coming, though tardy, of the right to public security. Without a doubt, the guarantee of this right is an important step in legitimizing the status as citizen More >
For the original article by Ricardo Carvalho in Portuguese in Estado de São Paulo click here.
Two unfinished buildings in a housing complex by the Minha Casa Minha Vida program in Niterói (Rio’s sister city across the bay), have serious structural problems and need to be demolished and rebuilt. This was confirmed last Thursday, March 21st, by the Caixa Econômica Federal bank.
For original article in Carta Capital in Portuguese click here.
A report released in 2012 by the U.N. Council on Human Rights asked Brazil to make more of an effort to combat the activities of “death squads” in the country. According to the E.F.E. news agency, the U.N. also asked the Brazilian government to work toward the elimination of the Military Police, which is accused of numerous extrajudicial killings. The document is part of the Universal Periodic Review, an evaluation to which all member states are subject.