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By Patricia Maresch, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil's housing plan, Minha Casa, Minha Vida (My Home, My Life) is entering its second phase, and aims to build 2,000,000 homes before 2014 for low income families. ...
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 Patricia Maresch, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Complexo do Alemão at the Zona Norte (North zone) is under new command, the 1,700 soldiers of the Parachutist Brigade have been replaced by military of the Infantry...
By Katya Gubarev, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The rental market in the favela community of Rocinha is about to expand after the 144-unit apartment complex built by the government’s PAC, Programa de Aceleração do Crescimento (Program...
By Emile Phaneuf, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The administration of former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva launched its Growth Acceleration Program (Programa de Aceleração do Cresimento, PAC) in 2007 as an attempt to increase economic prosperity....
By Amy Skalmusky, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Spearheaded by record investment in the petroleum and natural gas industry, Brazil’s job market continues to grow at a breakneck pace. Billion dollar investments by the government...
By Patricia Maresch, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - For baby Wanderson, a newborn from Complexo do Alemão, it's his first Christmas. For little Wanderson's mother it's her first Christmas without gifts from the drug traffickers of Comando Vermelho...
By Patricia Maresch, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – It's one of Rio's biggest challenges before the start of the World Cup of 2014 and the Olympic Games of 2016: the transformation and urbanization of the...
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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