• Residents in Brazil being removed for mega-events are the last to know

    The following is an interview with Raquel Rolnik – (Special Rapporteur of the United Nations (UN) on adequate housing) – by Manuela Azenha from the site Vi  O Mundo. The urban planner and teacher Raquel Rolnik says that residents are the last to know, after the government decides their communities must be removed to make way for projects related to the World Cup and in the case of Rio de Janeiro, the Olympics.…

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  • Delays In World Cup Construction Are Cause For Concern

    Brazil is falling behind preparations for the 2014 World Cup, and is still within reach of losing its bid if it doesn’t speed up progress. This news comes from the Brazilian Audit Court, who has criticized officials for missing deadlines, overspending and a lack of transparency. The fear among critics is that a loss by…

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