For the original article by Claudia Atunes in Portuguese published in Piauí click here (subscribers only).An account of the residents’ movement in Rio de Janeiro’s first favela in an era of sporting mega-events and political fragmentation.
At Cantinho dos Servidores, a restaurant and bar with blue tiled walls and bare wooden tables, you can share a generous plate of food and still expect to pay just R$6 (US$3). It’s on Sacadura Cabral Street, a road that traces the shoreline that existed little more than a century ago, until construction on the Port of Rio de Janeiro in the Guanabara Bay would permanently More >
At around 11am on Wednesday May 15th, Maria de Conceição, 57, was taking a shower in her wood and corrugated iron home in the Bandeira 1 favela in Del Castilho, North Zone, when she heard her grandchildren screaming “fire!”
“I thought it was a game of theirs, but when I saw my granddaughter with her arms full of documents… I panicked, threw on some clothes and got out,” she recalls, standing in front of the scorched remains of the 180 affected homes. ”The fire was so fast, so fast. The only thing we managed to save were our documents.”
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“Of course we’re talking about much more than a sporting event,” stated Orlando Santos Junior. “We are talking about a city project, a project of urban re-structuring which deserves to be discussed by society, by all of us.” He argued that the series of interventions taking place in preparation for next year’s World Cup and the 2016 Olympics reflect a broader vision of Rio de Janeiro—one that expels the poor to the periphery of city.
Orlando, a professor at Rio de Janeiro Federal University’s (UFRJ) Urban and Regional Planning Research Institute (IPPUR), and researcher at the Observatório das Metrópoles (Metropolises Observatory), More >
Last Friday morning, May 17, nearly 100 students, researchers and scholars gathered at the State University of Rio de Janeiro’s (UERJ) Social and Policy Studies Institute (IESP) in Botafogo to discuss the Pacifying Police Units (UPP), youth and sociability in Rio’s favelas. The PRONEX-Juventude seminar was a product of UERJ’s Nucleus of Excellence for the Study of Youth which studies the multidimensionality of youth and social inequality, particularly in relation to the State and inclusive citizenship. For the May 17 seminar, coordinator Adalberto Cardoso brought together 12 Brazilian and international panelists associated with various public universities across Rio de Janeiro, including UERJ, Fluminense Federal University (UFF), More >
For original article by Paloma Savedra in Portuguese in O Dia click here.Public Defenders’ data will guide supportive actions, such as the issuance of documents.
Rio de Janeiro – Shelter, healthcare, and education are some of the social rights to which, according to the Brazilian Constitution, everyone should have access. But on the street the reality is far from this. To do good by these rights, the Human Rights Nucleus of the State of Rio de Janeiro’s Public Defenders’ Office completed a census in the metropolitan area of Rio, compiling a profile of the homeless population and beginning the process More >