New Focus on Rocinha Construction: Daily

By Brennan Stark, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL -  Regional administrator of Rocinha, Jorge Collares, has announced that the community will receive new enforcement policies to contain its previously unregulated construction practices.  The move has been long anticipated but only recently became a viable option following the Brazilian military's occupation of Rocinha and neighboring favelas two weeks ago.

For years, developers have constructed new homes and buildings on unsafe (and unauthorized) locations in the favela, or had added new floors . . .

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