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While you were watching the World Cup III (final)

While you were watching the World Cup III (final)

Much else was going on over the last month in Rio

SONY DSC Brazil has long been a relatively closed, inward-looking country, with not much travel nor the consumption of imported consumer goods — nor widespread knowledge of foreign languages. This began to change about a decade ago. Hosting the Cup added impetus. Even for those who didn’t mix with the 900,000-odd tourists (half being foreign) in Maracanã,…

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While you were watching the World Cup part II: public hearing on PAC II for Rocinha, held Ash Monday

While you were watching the World Cup part II: public hearing on PAC II for Rocinha, held Ash Monday

Hurriedly announced, given a miss by mainstream press Representante de uma favela com grande população de origem nordestina

Adelson Guedes, representing a favela many of whose residents hail from the Northeast of Brazil, was at the hearing in partial regalia

For Enquanto você assistia à Copa, parte II: audiência pública sobre PAC II da Rocinha, na segunda-feira de cinzas, clique aqui

“Favelistic fiction,” a resident labeled the just-screeened short video,…

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Enquanto você assistia à Copa parte II: audiência pública sobre PAC II na Rocinha, na segunda-feira de cinzas

Enquanto você assistia à Copa parte II: audiência pública sobre PAC II na Rocinha, na segunda-feira de cinzas

Anunciada às pressas, sem cobertura de imprensa tradicional Representante de uma favela com grande população de origem nordestina

Adelson Guedes, representante de uma favela com grande população de origem nordestina, presente na audiência pública no centro da cidade

“Ficção favelistica”, denunciava o morador, parte de um grupo ostentando chapéus de couro no estilo Lampião.

Descrevia um filme sobre propostas de melhorias urbanísticas, de saneamento, acessibilidade,…

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While you were watching the World Cup, part I: O Globo’s Rio editor departs

While you were watching the World Cup, part I: O Globo’s Rio editor departs

A look at Rio de Janeiro coverage by the city’s most important paper nnn

Gilberto Scofield (photo by Marcos Alves)

Para Enquanto você assistia à Copa, parte I: a saída do editor da seção Rio do jornal O Globo, clique aqui

Should a newspaper reflect its readers’ world, or help them to expand it?

In the context of constant negotiation between these two poles, a duty undertaken by any form of media,…

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Enquanto você assistia a Copa, parte I: a saída do editor da seção Rio do jornal O Globo

Enquanto você assistia a Copa, parte I: a saída do editor da seção Rio do jornal O Globo

Olho na cobertura do Rio de Janeiro, feita pelo seu jornal mais importante nnn

Gilberto Scofield

Deve um jornal refletir o mundo de seus leitores, ou ajudá-los a expandi-lo?

No contexto da negociação constante entre esses dois pólos, realidade de qualquer meio  de comunicação, o RioRealblog conversou recentemente com Gilberto Scofield, ex editor da seção Rio de O Globo. Foi demitido no começo deste…

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Going to a World Cup game in Rio de Janeiro

Going to a World Cup game in Rio de Janeiro

 Gearing up

Gearing up

Thanks to a blog reader/friend, a ticket to the France-Equador game was acquired, at a reasonable price (considering).

And so, your blogger took a free subway ride yesterday (for game attendees), and got out at the São Cristóvão station, as it was closest to the gate nearest our seats. Game tickets were being sold, illegally (and you can be arrested, if caught) at the bottom of the…

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The World Cup in Rio de Janeiro, so far

The World Cup in Rio de Janeiro, so far

A world city in the making?

LIfe as usual, except not

LIfe as usual, except not

Traditionally, only better-off Brazilians traveled abroad, and only the hardiest and most adventurous of travelers bothered to come to Rio.

About a decade ago, as the country’s fortunes improved, more Brazilians began to travel. And in the last five years or so, Rio started to reduce violence and show a prettier face to visitors. Then came the…

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Durante a Copa, cultura de rua no Rio de Janeiro

Durante a Copa, cultura de rua no Rio de Janeiro

Outside the stage door, post-performance: passinho kids play on Retangulo Vazado by sculptor Franz Weissman, just in front of the Royal Portuguese Reading Room, completed in 1887, only a year before slavery was abolished in Brazil

Do lado de fora do teatro, depois do show: dançarinos de passinho brincam no Retângulo Vazado, de 1996, executado pelo escultor Franz Weissman — diante do Real Gabiente Português de Leitura, aberto em 1887, apenas um ano antes da abolição no Brasil

Rodeados, do jeito que estamos, por tantos jogos da Copa, é de espantar se alguém tem tempo para fazer qualquer coisa além de gritar, choramingar e…

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Rio de Janeiro street culture during the 2014 World Cup

Rio de Janeiro street culture during the 2014 World Cup

Outside the stage door, post-performance: passinho kids play on Retangulo Vazado by sculptor Franz Weissman, just in front of the Royal Portuguese Reading Room, completed in 1887, only a year before slavery was abolished in Brazil

Outside the stage door, post-performance: passinho dancers clown around on the 1996 Retângulo Vazado (Cutout rectangle) by sculptor Franz Weissman, just in front of the Royal Portuguese Reading Room, completed in 1887, only a year before slavery was abolished in Brazil

With so many World Cup games around us, it’s a wonder any of us have time to do much else but hoot, whine and boo. But Rio is…

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