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Opinion, by Alfonso Stefanini RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Even during the most modest rainfalls in Rio, storm sewers overflow and sewage mains burst. Not even "Alerta-Rio", the City Halls environmental warning system loudest conch blow will keep the "dudu"...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Brazilian government admitted on Tuesday that the country is unlikely to meet the main targets of the national sanitation plan of providing drinking water to the entire population by...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Of the more than fourteen million people living in urban areas in the semi-arid region of Brazil, nearly 71 percent, or ten million have no access to sewage systems and...
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 Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff announced a plan to invest R$13.5 billion in 310 different infrastructure projects, such as sewage systems and road paving. The investment will be part of the...
By Matthew Elliott, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With almost five years elapsing since the city's pioneering police pacification program was first initiated in Rio's favelas, the improvement of security has been largely considered successful. However basic public...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – At the end of March, Rio State Governor, Sérgio Cabral, announced new plans to clean up Guanabara Bay, one of Brazil’s most iconic and beautiful natural landmarks....
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Five years on from the launch of the government’s Program for Accelerated Growth (PAC) in 2007, a new study shows that sanitation projects financed by the plan...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rio State government and the City Hall have announced that Ipanema will be the first beach to be cleaned-up as part of the new the Sena Limpa...
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