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By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Brazilian government, according to O Globo, is making preparations to implement the third stage of the growth acceleration program known as PAC (Programa de Aceleração do Crescimento). Set...
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 - 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 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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