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Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, 9am–Four years to the month after they discovered their community was a target for eviction in name of the 2016 Rio Olympics, a coalition of residents of Vila Autódromo walked to Riocentro, Rio’s convention center, to gain entry to negotiations Mayor Eduardo Paes was having with a subset of their neighbors, invited by letter to attend the closed-door meeting. Supported by city planners who helped them develop their Popular Plan, social movements and citizen media, residents stormed Riocentro and forced their way through three barred entry points to gain access. At least three residents and one activist were More >
Residents of Vila União de Curicica, a Jacarepaguá community until 2011 targeted to receive public upgrading projects as part of the Morar Carioca program, now hope dialogue with the Rio de Janeiro city government can prevent their eviction.
In late 2011, representatives of the 26-year old community were asked to attend a public audience at Rio’s City Council where they were told that part of the community would be removed due to its location in the future path of the TransOlímpica highway and BRT More >
The 30-year-old community of Muzema is situated between a lagoon and the mountainside, adjacent to Jardim Oceânico, a wealthy area in Barra da Tijuca. One of the community’s most vibrant streets, paved and finished by residents and bustling with neighborhood events, is at risk of eviction. The city argues this is necessary in order to dredge a canal which runs behind the street’s homes. Yet the same canal was dredged on the other side of the community under a previous administration with no relocations.
The video “Muzema Residents Discuss Threat of Eviction,” shows interviews with community residents about how this situation More >