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For the original in Portuguese by Alicia Nascimento Aguiar on Agência USP de Notícias click here.
Spending on health and sanitation, both at the federal and municipal level, have been the most effective in reducing poverty in Brazil in recent years, reveals research by the Luiz de Queiroz College for Agriculture (Esalq) of the University of São Paulo, in Piracicaba. This is followed by state level spending on both education and culture, and federal social security and welfare assistance. The study was conducted by the economist Martha Hanae Hiromoto, as part of her master’s dissertation in Applied Economics, supported by Professor Ana More >
For original article in Portuguese in Carta Capital click here.
Brazil currently has 12 million people living in favelas. They are responsible for generating R$38.6 billion per year in commercial activity, which is equivalent, for example, to the GDP of Bolivia. If they were a state, they would form the fifth most populous Brazilian state; Rio de Janeiro’s favelas alone would comprise, together, the ninth largest city in the country.
The figures, released on Wednesday February 20th, are the result of DataFavela, a study conducted by the Data Popular institute in partnership with Celso Athayde, former head of the Central Única de Favelas More >
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The government of the State of Rio de Janeiro holds firm its decision to demolish the Municipal School Arthur Freidenriech, with almost half a century of existence as one of the best public educational institutions in the city, next to the Maracanã stadium. The school will be replaced by practice fields for the players disputing the games at the renovated stadium. Those in positions of power argue that the school will not be impacted, that it will be transferred to a new building in the neighborhood of São Cristovão.
Well-dressed government technocrats ignore More >
Original article published in Portuguese here.
Sunday, January 22, 2012, 6:00 am, São José dos Campos (SP). Thousands of men, women, children and elderly residents of the Pinheirinho occupation were surprised by a fence of helicopters, armored cars, and more than 1,800 armed Military Policemen. In addition to blocking off exits of the occupation, water, electricity and telephone lines were cut, and the order was given for families to gather together so the initial process of removal could begin. Determined to resist — since the reinstatement of land rights had been suspended on Friday — the residents did not accept the order, More >
This video shows interviews with residents and public bus employees that work in the neighborhood of Sepetiba. The interviews are with public school students who use public transportation in Sepetiba. According to state law, transportation is free for public school students. However, students encounter many difficulties since bus drivers limit the number of students per vehicle, many times for subjective or discriminatory reasons.
Sepetiba is a neighborhood in Rio’s West Zone, with Sepetiba Bay to the south. Sepetiba has a population of approximately 40,000 inhabitants. It is worth noting that the state government built a large complex, called Nova Sepetiba, along More >