• New Study Good News For Prazeres; Positive Step For Laboriaux

    Risk Recalculated Topographical analysis of the area on the Morro dos Prazeres has made government officials reconsider the complete eviction of the hilltop community. A year after the landslides that left 34 residents residents from the Morro dos Prazeres dead, the local government has decided not to remove 1,700 homes in that community. According to…

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  • Laboriaux Meeting (Local Leaders Unite Against the Removals)

    On Sunday August 15th there was an important meeting in Laboriaux, including: around 70 residents of Laboriaux, Lawyers from Rio de Janeiro’s Public Defenders Office, religious leaders from the Pastoral das Favelas (of Rio’s Archdiocese), university professors, community activists from at least six different favelas, leaders of at least 4 NGOs, and engineers from Rio…

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