Posts tagged Public-private partnership
Pacifying Police Units (UPPs) guarantee free access to capital in Rio’s impoverished communities. For original article in Portuguese in Brasil de Fato click here.
The current politics of military intervention implemented through the UPPs (Pacifying Police Units) in Rio’s favelas has brought about a new scenario in the city’s impoverished communities. The enforcement of these police forces and the entry of commercial capital in such spaces have generated tensions in the favelas, of which real estate speculation is one of the More >
In the bright expansive upper level dining area of her Providência restaurant, Pensão Sabor de Ana, Ana Maria dos Santos, 50, explains the mixed fortunes of her business since the community, which celebrates 115 years this month, received the Pacifying Police Unit (UPP) and public-private works started in 2010.
Originally from the Northeastern state of Pernambuco, Ana Maria came to live with her mother in Providência, Rio de Janeiro aged 15. She describes how she had many different jobs including bank teller, maid and elderly care assistant but in middle age it became more difficult to find work so she started selling takeaway More >
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 >
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On Friday June 10th, the UPP (Pacifying Policy Unit) Social [program] hosted a public meeting on Praça Américo Brum in the historic neighborhood of Morro da Providência. Home to over 5,500 residents in 1,720 households, Morro da Providência is recognized as the first favela in Brazil–approximately 110 years old–and is also located within the site of the country’s first public-private partnership (PPP) for urban revitalization — the project called Porto Maravilha (“Marvellous Port”). In November 2010, The Porto Novo Consortium was formed when Odebrecht Infraestrutura, OAS, and Carioca Engenharia, together with the Rio de Janeiro City Government, signed a R$7.6 More >