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Latest News from Rio de Janeiro's Favelas

January 27–February 9, 2018
Volume IX Issue 3
Carnival 2018 Kicks Off Today
CELEBRATION Favela Street Parades Bring Rio de Janeiro’s 2018 Carnival To Life - Clara Ferraz, RioOnWatch
TOURISM Hotel Occupancy Should Reach 85 Percent for Carnival in Rio - Jay Forte, The Rio Times
Community Voices On Violence and Public Security
SOCIAL MEDIA #VoicesFromSocialMedia Explode in Frustration at Tuesday’s Fatal Police Operations in Maré - Edmund Ruge, RioOnWatch cross-cultural reporter
RESIDENTS REACT ‘For some, they’ve had enough. It’s time to go,’ Says Rocinha Resident - Edu Carvalho, O Globo
CONTEXT Two children shot dead in Rio violence days before Carnival - Dom Phillips, The Guardian
Crime-ridden Brazil gets off to a bloody start in 2018 - Carola Solé, ABS-CBN News
Achieving Communication Rights
STORYTELLING Literature Night: The Lesson of Lindacy, The ‘Unlearned’ of Rocinha - Xico Sá, El País
TECHNOLOGY Live-Streaming for Human Rights: Witness Holds Training for Favela Community Activists - Edmund Ruge, RioOnWatch cross-cultural reporter
INTERNET ACCESS Broken Connection Part 2: Polygons of Disconnection - Escola de Jornalismo Énois and data_labe
UNEQUAL ACCESS Broken Connection Part 3: Right to the Internet and Internet for Rights - Escola de Jornalismo Énois and data_labe
Communities and Projects Carve a Path Forward
EMPOWERMENT Project Seeks a New Generation of Politicians from Rio’s Favelas - Lígia Mesquita, BBC
TOOLS Mapping the 'Uncharted Favela: The Growing Role of Participatory and Insurgent Cartographies - Raine Robichaud, Progressive City
HERITAGE Brazil's Black History, Uncovered - Juliana Barbassa, America's Quarterly
INCLUSION Transgender parade star opens doors to diversity in Rio Carnival - Reuters, Euro News
Policy and Planning Debates
RECOGNIZING INFORMALITY Embracing the Paradox of Planning for Informality - Jeff Rizom and Mayra Madriz, Next City
INEQUALITY Copacabana beach is a symbol of Brazil. Now it’s also symbolic of its homeless problem. - Anna Jean Kaiser, The Washington Post
NATIONAL POLITICS A Trial for Lula and Brazilian Democracy: What’s Next for Brazil? - Aline Piva, Council on Hemispheric Relations
INVESTMENT PROMISES How Many and Which Favelas Will Receive Promised Social Projects in Rio? - Michel Silva, Favela em Pauta
POLICY DEBATE Should Brazil Legalize Marijuana? - Ciara Long, BRIGHT Magazine
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