Posts tagged policy recommendation
For the original by Mariana Alvim in Portuguese on Viva Favela click here.
Fewer motorized vehicles, proximity to points of interest, and a sense of community: these are some of the features that would make favelas good places to use bicycles in the city. On the other hand, the steepness of the hills, the narrow streets, and the lack of pavement impose difficulties both for residents and for any urban policy that proposes to restructure communities for this type of transport. Even with the lack of bike paths and bike racks, favela residents opt for these two-wheelers as a simple and inexpensive means More >
Many friends have asked for my opinion on the proposal to bring foreign doctors to work in regions of the interior of Brazil and the poorest areas. It’s one of these complex issues where any simplification is silly, and where everyone has a bit of reason and no one is entirely certain. What is entirely wrong is to claim that this is the solution for the problems with the health service. This has come to be a joke of bad taste.
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.
Click here for original Portuguese Opinion piece by Itamar Silva in O Dia.
It is hard to contain water flowing downwards, smoke rising, and the tourist invasion of pacified favelas. Something must be done to prevent the positivity of the moment from turning into “communities just for show.” The pacified favelas have become targeted by a consumer’s lust seldom seen in Rio de Janeiro. From the moment the Pacifying Police Units (UPPs) installed themselves, in some favelas it is like a new sarcophagus of Tutankamon, the Egyptian pharaoh, has been discovered. A legion of tourists, researchers, business men, and marketers ‘discovered’ the favelas.
During its almost More >