Opinion, by Samantha Barthelemy

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Since 2007 the federal government planned 392 projects on urban and social infrastructure for municipalities of Rio de Janeiro state within the PAC, or Programa de Aceleração do Crescimento (Program for Growth Acceleration).

Of those, 298 were scheduled to start between 2007 and 2008. While state and local governments received nearly one third of the R$6.9 billion allocated, today only 15 works have been completed.

Some projects were halted, others are . . .

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