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Latest News from Rio de Janeiro's Favelas

June 24–29, 2018
Volume IX Issue 21
Mobilizing Resistance on Human Rights
GLOBAL ACTIVISM ‘Black July’ Organizers Unite Against Racism, Militarization in Latin America, Africa, Middle East - Paula Peña, RioOnWatch reporter
5 YEARS ON Cinelândia Hosts Discussion on State Violence and Legacies from the 2013 Brazil-Wide Protests - Sabrina Magalães, RioOnWatch event reporter
PUBLIC DEMANDS Public Hearing in Nova Iguaçu Submits Recommendations on Human Rights to State Legislature - Fabio Leon, RioOnWatch community contributor
Metropolitan and City Planning
CIVIL SOCIETY Greater Rio’s Participatory Planning Process to ‘Model the Metropolis’ - Luisa Fenizola, CatComm public policy coordinator
INFRASTRUCTURE Gávea Street: Daily Obstacles on Rocinha’s Main Road - Amanda Pinheiro, RioOnWatch community contributor
STREET ART They transformed a violent favela into an open-air art gallery - Austin Andru, The Brazilian Report
Public Security
SECURITY FOR WHOM? Police helicopter opens fire on neighborhood, kills teen - Christina Zhao, Newsweek
RIGHT TO LIFE Halt Firing at Favelas from Helicopters, Public Defender Asks Brazil Court - Latin American Herald Tribune
OPERATIONS Brazilian Armed Forces and Police Perform Combined Operation in Rio de Janeiro - Andréa Barretto, Diálogo
The World Cup and Favelas
LOCAL HERO FIFA World Cup: Favela fans celebrate Gabriel Jesus in Brazil hometown - AFP
SOCIAL MEDIA Brazilian Soccer Star Moved by Photo of Boy in Rio Favela Wearing DIY Jersey - Danielle Abreu, NBC
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