Families Ordered to Leave Botanic Garden

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 up to thirteen months before they must leave. The namesake of one of the most affluent neighborhoods in Zona Sul (South Zone), Jardim Botânico residents on both side of the issue continue to press for a resolution.

As part of this timeline, the Botanic Garden and The National Institute of Heritage and Art (Iphan) have two months . . .

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