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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The federal government of Brazil invested over R$250 billion in the PAC (Growth Acceleration Program) in 2015, according to officials, the equivalent to 24.2 percent of the total to be...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Of the more than fourteen million people living in urban areas in the semi-arid region of Brazil, nearly 71 percent, or ten million have no access to sewage systems and...
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 - Resident organizations in two of the city's largest favelas have formulated plans to sue the state government over the failed implementation of the original Program for Accelerated Growth (PAC 1)....
Opinion, by Alfonso Stefanini RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – I will do my best to refrain myself from using a white elephant idiom in the next couple of hundred words, though tough, I will try. Futebol, aka "soccer," is...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Five years on from the launch of the government’s Program for Accelerated Growth (PAC) in 2007, a new study shows that sanitation projects financed by the plan...
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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