Chris Gaffney

  • Brazil Under Fire For World Cup Slum Evictions

    Reuters, Wednesday May 11, 2011 * Brazil accused of ignoring rights in infrastructure push * Critics say Rio projects ignoring city’s long-term needs * City says many more people will benefit than lose out By Stuart Grudgings RIO DE JANEIRO — (Reuters) – Like his house, Jose Santos de Oliveira is an island of resistance.…

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  • Chris Gaffney Comments On The Issue

    Tropa do Elite III The forced evictions in Rio are accompanied by two major resettlement projects, Morar Carioca and Minha Casa, Minha Vida. The majority of these settlements are in the far, far western suburbs where the presence of milícias is particularly strong. Milícias are the Rio equivalent of 19th century New York ward bosses…

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