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By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With just a month to go before the opening of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, an exhibition on display in the Biblioteca Parque Estadual (Library State Park) portrays a look...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Current research shows that many of Rio de Janeiro's favelas are continuing to grow, despite recent evictions of settlements and containment efforts by the city. Since 2008 Rio de Janeiro...
By Benjamin Parkin, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Former residents of the recently occupied area known as Favela da Telerj, or Oi Favela, continued protesting their eviction from the site last Friday. Around three hundred people have...
By Benjamin Parkin, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A new favela is in the process of being constructed after a group invaded an unoccupied area owned by the telephone company Oi, in Engenho Novo, Zona Norte (North Zone)....
By Milli Legrain, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The long-running dispute over the evictions facing 520 families housed in the area adjacent to the Botanical Gardens in Zona Sul (South Zone) has reached yet another milestone. On Wednesday...
By Matthew Elliott, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The campaign against forced evictions in Rio in the lead-up to the city's mega-events celebrated a victory as the favela community of Vila Autódromo, adjacent to the Olympic Park site,...
Opinion, by Anna Kaiser RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Minha Casa Minha Vida, Brazil’s flagship public housing program, attempts to provide housing to mid-low income Brazilians. While the goal of the program is admirable, in practice this endeavor seems to...
By Andrew Willis, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In the latest development in a long-running dispute over ‘irregular’ housing, the Brazilian Court of Audit (TCU) ruled last week that families living inside Rio’s Jardim Botânico (Botanic Garden) have...
By Brennan Stark, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A reported 13,000 families throughout the Rocinha and Vidigal favelas will receive legal titles to their property in 2012.  An estimated one-third of all families in Rocinha and one-half of...
By Zoë Roller, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Last week the mayor’s office announced Vila Autódromo, a small community on the shore of Lake Jacarepaguá, would be demolished in preparation for the 2016 Olympic Games despite a long...
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