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By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A report released on Monday by the Comitês Populares da Copa (the People’s World Cup Committees) lists a series of alleged human rights abuses surrounding the preparations...
By Samuel Elliott Novacich, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Minha Casa Minha Vida (My House My Life) the massive public housing campaign launched by the Brazilian Federal Government in March of 2009, has been kicked into overdrive. Originally...
Editorial RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The last week has been the coolest and rainiest I can remember since... last winter (in Rio's southern hemisphere). During the long sunny hot summers here, it is easy to forget that something...
By Karen Shishiptorova, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO – The Programa de Aceleração do Crescimento (PAC), or Growth Acceleration Program, was launched in Brazil in January, 2007 by president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. During the 2006 president elections, a...

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