Mundo Real was founded, in 2007, with the purposes of fostering sustainable community development, and empowering local residents and grassroots organizations

  • Recap – Public Debate – PUC-RJ (April 14, 2011)

    Last week members of Rio de Janeiro’s academic community, as well as members of local community action groups gathered for a public debate, sponsored by the PUC-RJ and the Nomadic University Network. The discussion was centered on housing rights, such as the recent wave of arbitrary forced evictions, the…

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  • Public Debate – PUC-RJ (April 14, 2011)

    Public Debate – PUC-RJ (April 14, 2011)

    Hour Thursday 14 April 7PM-10PM Location: PUC-Rio – Auditorium B-6 (Frings Wing) – Rua Marquez d Sao Vicente,225, Gavea Created by Adriana Britto More information Roundtable Discussion: Public Defense, Legal Access and Social Participation Topics of First Meeting: Participation in public policy as a fundamental right Public Defense and…

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  • UN: “World Cup Preparations Cause Evictions”

    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 Rolnik, will, in the coming days, release information on the housing and human rights violations in Brazil, with a…

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  • Community Development Council Meeting

    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 Council meeting, we are confirming the meetings of the Thematic Groups for the date of May 4 and June…

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  • Rio’s Favelas Take A Hit

    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 abreast on developments in government efforts to evict community residents. Participants take this opportunity to share bits of information,…

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  • A Letter to the Vice Governor

    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 around, Laboriaux, and similar neighborhoods. Many of the neighborhood’s installations are in a precarious state, and continued disregard to…

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  • Community Meeting (3/15/2011)

    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, street children, and disadvantaged Rio residents. The Pastoral das Favelas (PdF) is at the forefront in defending the rights…

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  • The UPP Causes Real Estate Hikes in Rio

    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 to Secovi Rio, Rio’s Housing Union. Car insurance costs have dropped since the installation of UPP units, and there…

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  • Favela Residents Denied Entry at the Public Defender’s Office

    Favela Residents Denied Entry at the Public Defender’s Office

    On Friday, February 25th Favela residents, protesting the illegalities of proposed forced evictions, gathered in front of Rio de Janeiro’s State Public Defenders Office to let their voices be heard in solidarity. Protesters and residents were joined by a collection of public interest organizations, and local community action groups,…

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  • Macega Burning

    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 the lives of others. Amid the flames, women, children, adults in Macega were crying in despair, seeing their homes…

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