Posts tagged public consultation
More than 500 angry citizens, including schoolchildren, parents and indigenous people, protested against the privatization of the Maracanã stadium and demolition of a public school, aquatic center, sports center and old Museu do Índio (Indigenous Museum) for works in preparation for the World Cup 2014 at the Public Consultation Meeting on Thursday, November 8th. Representatives from the Public Prosecutor’s Office, City Council and the Popular Committee for the World Cup and Olympics were in attendance.
A deafening combination of shouts, chants, whistles and megaphone sirens all but drowned out the project presentation by Rio State Home Secretary, Regis Fichtner, who opened More >
Every afternoon, around 6pm, I leave my apartment in Vila Isabel, tuck my ipod under my shirt, and head for a run around the closed Maracanã stadium, the great cathedral to Brazilian soccer and home to the 2014 World Cup final. Passing the building’s gates, I catch a few glimpses of the activity inside: construction vehicles digging through mounds of dirt, workers hauling away scrap metal, armed police officers escorting well-dressed officials around the grounds. Clearly, change is afoot. Yet when I turn on Avenida Presidente Castelo Branco, I am treated to the majestic view of the Candelária neighborhood, which More >