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Latest News from Rio de Janeiro's Favelas

May 4–17, 2019
Volume X Issue 9
The Aftermath of Rio's Rains
RESIDENTS DEMAND GOVT ACTION Favela Residents Testify Before Parliamentary Commission on Flooding, Demand Response - Rachel Mucha, RioOnWatch sanitation and water quality collaborator
WORSE RAINS, SAME NEGLIGENCE As climate shifts bring 'horror movie' floods, Rio struggles to adjust - Karla Mendes and Gregory Scruggs, Thomson Reuters Foundation
Sustainable Favela Network and Positive News
COMMUNITY KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE 1st Sustainable Favela Network Exchange of 2019 Visits RevoluSolar and Favela Orgânica in Babilônia - Ben Bildsten and Carolina Medina Zárate, RioOnWatch reporters
CULTURAL INITIATIVE Between the Sky and the Favela: Promoting Art, Culture, and Entrepreneurship in Providência - Ben Bildsten, RioOnWatch sustainability profiles reporter
SOCIAL INCLUSION May 6, Dream and Achieve: Education through Sports in Cascadura [PROFILE] - Ben Bildsten, RioOnWatch sustainability profiles reporter
FUNDRAISER Help favela leaders from Rio go to Planners Network Conference in NYC! - Facebook Fundraiser Hosted by Leonel Ponce
State Violence
OPINION ‘What to Do—and How?’ Reflections on Everyday Violence and Constructive Action by Alemão’s Raull Santiago - Raull Santiago, Coletivo Papo Reto (translated to English by RioOnWatch)
OUR DEAD HAVE A VOICE Rio’s Baixada Fluminense Denounces Massacres and Forced Disappearances at Public Hearing at State Legislature - Fabio Leon, Fórum Grita Baixada for RioOnWatch
DEADLY OPERATION ‘The Order Is to Kill!’—Eight Killed in Police Operation Involving Helicopter Gunfire in Maré - Maré Online (translated to English by RioOnWatch)

POLICE CONFIRMS Brazil police shoot dead eight in Rio favela: official - AFP
STATEMENT Rio de Janeiro Authorities Must Halt Extrajudicial Killings, Targeting of Afro-Brazilian Neighborhoods - Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA)
LETTER TO THE U.N. Human rights commission condemns Brazilian governor - Diane Jeantet, AP
HUMAN RIGHTS REP FACES RETALIATION Parliamentarian Pays for Reporting Witzel to UN with Annulment Call - The Rio Times
432 KILLED IN FIRST THREE MONTHS Brazil’s politicians promised to get tough on crime. Now police in Rio are killing nearly 5 people per day - Marina Lopes, The Washington Post
IN-DEPTH LOOK ‘They have free rein’: Rio residents fear police violence under far-right rule - Dom Phillips, The Guardian
National News: Education, Abolition, Environment + Olympic Legacy
EDUCATION CUTS Brazil's Bolsonaro dismisses 'imbecile' students as he faces biggest protests yet - Anna Jean Kaiser, The Guardian
CALL FOR INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT Brazil: towards an uneducated country - Juliano Morimoto, Nature
PROFILE + VIDEO How This Black Gay Politician Is Standing Up to the Far-Right Government in Brazil - Ciara Nugent, TIME
HALF-BAKED ABOLITION PROCESS Abolition in Brazil: 131 years on, still no cause for celebration - The Brazilian Report
CLIMATE CHANGE A "SECONDARY ISSUE" Brazil cancels another UN climate change event - Anna Jean Kaiser, AP

SOCIO-ENVIRONMENTAL THREATS Indigenous communities under siege in Brazilian Amazon - Caio Paes, The Brazilian Report
OLYMPIC ALTERNATIVES The Price Tag for the Summer Olympics is Outrageous. Why not Just Host the Games in the Same Place? - Scott Salmon, The Rio Times

FISCAL HANGOVER The Olympic Games Left Rio Mired in Debt. Should the IOC Have Helped? - Scott Salmon, The Rio Times
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