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UN: "World Cup Preparations Cause Evictions"

World Cup Preparations Cause Evictions Originally Published By: Estadao The UN has denounced the acts; awaits Brazil’s respond; Rio denies problems. United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing, Raquel […]

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL ROCINHA, GAVEA AND SAO CONRADO Convocation: Reunion of Thematic Groups Valued partner of the Thematic Group In agreement with the approved resolutions of the last Community Development […]

Rio's Favelas Take A Hit

File March 29, 2011 Background Information: The Pastoral Das Favelas, one of the leading organizations in defending the rights of Rio’s favela residents, hosts bi-monthly meetings to keep city residents […]

The following is a letter from the residents of Laboriaux to city officials, cordially demanding they fulfill their obligations to the citizenry, and undertake in necessary infrastructural works in, and […]

Community Meeting (3/15/2011)

Background Information: The Pastoral das Favelas, (Pastoral Care for the Favelas), is one of several “Care” programs within Rio’s Archdiocese. There are also pastoral care programs for the elderly, disabled, […]

The UPP Causes Real Estate Hikes in Rio Cirilo Junior Rio Real Estate properties located in neighborhoods that are patrolled by Pacifying Police Units (UPP) will double in value, according […]

Macega Burning

Each person has to be filled with strength, love and courage when leaving home to help others. Residents from all around came in the middle of the flames to save […]

Andre Sales Batista

Mundo Real emerged from the idea of combining our considerable experience living in Rocinha with our significant knowledge of other marginalized urban communities. Most of Mundo Real’s team was either […]