Articles written by Alessandro Lo-Bianco:
For the original report in O Dia in Portuguese click here.
The migration of criminals from the pacified favelas to the suburbs of the Baixada Fluminense (Rio’s Greater Metropolitan Region) has caused local authorities to be on their guard.
The mayor of Duque de Caxias, Alexandre Cardoso, announced that he will propose a plan to the state government for them to help bear some of the police expenses. This would be done in order to accelerate the installation of a Pacifying Police Unit (UPP) for the first district, which is made up of 40 neighborhoods.
“Caxias is prepared to bear part of the cost More >
For the original report by Alessandro Lo-Bianco in O Dia in Portuguese click here.
Inaugurated less than a year ago, and the apple of Mayor Eduardo Paes’ eye, the neighborhood receives families evicted from many locations in Rio de Janeiro, including from risk areas.
Families that have been removed from risk areas to Bairro Carioca, located in Triagem in the North Zone, lost everything again during the flood that hit Rio de Janeiro Tuesday, March 5th.
Click here for original Portuguese article by Alessandro Lo-Bianco in O Dia.
Since the Complexo do Alemão community was pacified in November of 2010, increased real estate values have caused sleepless nights for at least 417 families left homeless by higher rents. The increase has been greater than 100% in many cases. Residents of the Parque Novo allotment, these families have now occupied the premises of a church that will soon be expropriated by the state to make room for a new public housing development.
“There was no way we could stay. Rent used to be between R$100 and R$250, but now it’s between R$300 More >