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By Matthew Elliott, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Resident organizations in two of the city's largest favelas have formulated plans to sue the state government over the failed implementation of the original Program for Accelerated Growth (PAC 1)....
By Matthew Elliott, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Rocinha has benefited from government investments in recent years but the latest PAC 2 plan including a cable car for the massive favela has met opposition by some community members....
By Andrew Willis, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s minister of planning, Miriam Belchior, said Monday, November 19th, that spending levels under the country’s massive Growth Acceleration Program (PAC) have set new records for investments. The minister conceded,...
By Rob Sawers, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The corruption scandal that boiled over last week in the Ministry of Transportation and the National Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (DNIT) seems to be affecting more than just the...
By Anna Fitzpatrick, Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The initial growth acceleration program, or PAC, planned for 2007 to 2010, earmarked investments of R$504 billion (US$306 billion) to be spent on infrastructure issues.  Of that, R$346.5 billion was earmarked...
By Emile Phaneuf, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The administration of former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva launched its Growth Acceleration Program (Programa de Aceleração do Cresimento, PAC) in 2007 as an attempt to increase economic prosperity....
By Amy Skalmusky, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The growth acceleration program, or PAC (Aceleração do Crescimento), was introduced in 2007 and laid out investment plans of nearly R$504 billion (US$306 billion) until 2010 to solve many...
By Patricia Maresch, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – It's one of Rio's biggest challenges before the start of the World Cup of 2014 and the Olympic Games of 2016: the transformation and urbanization of the...
By Mira Olson, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - On March 29th the Brazilian government announced a new Growth Acceleration Program (PAC 2) that will provide R$1.59 trillion (US$880 billion) in infrastructure and public projects as the second phase of...
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