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The Other Side of Rio by Manu Valcarce

Since losing its capital status to Brasília in 1960, Rio has been in decline; investment dried up, brains and businesses fled to arch rival São Paulo, and violence became endemic. The number of favelas grew exponentially, and everything from traffic violations to murder seemed to go unpunished.

Since October 2009, when Rio won its bid to hold the Olympics, authorities, spurred on by progressive Mayor Eduardo Paes, have retaken control of several high-profile favelas, sending in battalions of special-operations police to remove the traffickers and then installing a community-based presence called Pacifying Police Units, or UPPs.

But the program has been limited, and the task ahead remains enormous. Out of Rio’s more than 1,000 favelas, 17 UPPs have been set up in 68 different communities and police forces are unprofessional, corrupt and poorly paid.

In addition, many innocent people were shot by the police forces on the initial stage which worsen the already little trust that the people in the favela had in the police. 

There has been no real investment and little in the way of public services. On the outside, the favela’s youth frequently are confronted with social exclusion and have limited employment opportunities making them subject of constant recruitment by the drug gangs which seeks younger members to work in frontlines. 

Some people wonder what will happen after the Olympics, but the majority of them believe that the spotlight will go somewhere else and the favelas return what they are. | Read More

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When a guy says ‘you must be bored of all this football chat’

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I’m like:

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carolsroom:

If you’re gonna watch the world cup tomorrow, watch this first.

vicemag:

Rise as One: “The People’s Game”

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China has never had much luck promoting football. You don’t often see it played on the streets, in backyards, or schoolyards. Yet there are growing grassroots football sub-cultures developing in unexpected places. We travel with one of Beijing’s most prestigious independent teams to a Naxi village in the rural southwest to see what happens when old and new China mix on the pitch.

Watch the entire series at http://www.riseasone.com

another singer who’s got the looks but unconvincing music…except for Hadley Street Dreams and “TONY”.

via: howtobeterrell:

Solange Knowles for ASOS

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not totally convinced re her music, but @kingavriel looks nice in photos:

#NewMusic this week! Are you as excited as I am? Today I’m in the NEW YORK TIMES T Magazine interviewed by @dynamofire

Shot by @amywiggins ❤️

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