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November 2011

BOPE Addresses Rocinha at Community Meeting

Rapid change is coming to Rocinha following police occupation of Brazil’s largest favela last Sunday. This Wednesday evening, November 16th, residents filled a [...]

November 19, 2011 // 0 Comments

Recipe for the Government We Deserve

I was recently asked to write an essay to start off a debate about the importance of transparency, and its relationship to participation, in Rio de Janeiro, for the new civil [...]

November 17, 2011 // 0 Comments

Hurricane BOPE to Make Landfall in Rocinha

With less than 24 hours before the announced invasion and occupation of Rocinha by a combination of police and military forces, I made the mototaxi ride up the hill to visit [...]

November 12, 2011 // 0 Comments

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