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Opinion by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO – The voters of Rio have spoken, and for the first time in its history, those who did not vote, or who voted for neither of the candidates in the run-off election, achieved...
Opinion by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A month of Sundays after the first round of Rio’s mayoralty election, the mendacious mud-slinging machines have been mothballed, so voters can return to their favorite pastime—watching novelas — without the...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Eduardo Paes appears to be heading for re-election as Rio Mayor after an opinion poll published on Saturday gave him a 54-percent share of the vote. The Datafolha poll,...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Yesterday it was confirmed that State Deputy Marcelo Freixo (PSOL) and his family had fled to Europe after receiving seven separate death threats in the past month....
By Patricia Maresch, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Brazilian Magistrates Association (AMB) asked Justice Minister Cardozo to create a special task force to solve the murder of Judge Patrícia Acioli (47 years). She was assassinated last...
By Patricia Maresch, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The recent pacification of favela Mangueira in Rio's Zona Norte (North Zone) completes the process of preparing all favela complexes in the vicinity of the Maracanã Stadium for...
By Patricia Maresch, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The young man, 23-year-old Wellington Menezes de Oliveira, who shot and killed twelve children at his former school in Realengo (Zona Oeste, West Zone), before taking is own...

Elite What?

Opinion, by Samantha Barthelemy RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This week I went to Cinemark Barra Downtown, twice, to watch director José Padilha’s Tropa de Elite 2 (Elite Squad 2). I was quite late, as over eleven million spectators watched...
By Maíra Amorim, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO – In 2008, Rio's former deputy governor Álvaro Lins approved law 5.265 which established special rules for rave and baile funk parties. The law stated that the police could forbid such parties...
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