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July 2011

A Ride that Takes Courage

If one happens to stumble upon Rio de Janeiro’s newest touristic hotspot, another over-the-top project provided by the PAC program, they would come across the trendy [...]

July 31, 2011 // 0 Comments

Public square as a community right

Last week, O Centro Loyola de Fé e Cultura from PUC University hosted the last part of a lecture series entitled “Builders and the Built – the spaces of human [...]

July 28, 2011 // 0 Comments

Lessons from the Pan-American Games

The Pan-American Games, held in Rio de Janeiro in 2007, set several precedents for the mega-events that will be hosted by the city in the next half dozen years. Hosting the [...]

July 26, 2011 // 0 Comments

My Heart Stayed on Jatobá Street

On my first visit to Morro da Providência I met a man with several names including Seu Mangará, Mango do Forró, Manga Verde and finally José Pedro. He proceeded to begin [...]

July 25, 2011 // 0 Comments

Destiny is an Unknown

By the famous staircase beside which lie the many houses in 104-year-old Morro da Providência marked for removal by the Municipal Housing Secretariat (SMH), thousands live [...]

July 24, 2011 // 0 Comments

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