Sérgio Cabral

  • 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, and get a handle on what’s…

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  • Elections, Public Policies and Other Updates

    The elections are over in Brazil. Dilma Rouseff of the Worker’s Party (PT) comfortably won the Presidency, although the election had to go to a second round. She is Brazil’s first female president. Like most political leaders, she has been both praised and criticized. Dilma was handpicked by Lula to succeed his two term presidency.…

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