Whilst trying to put into words the reason for the recent absence of posts it dawned on me that more likely than not no-one has noted the absence so I will just get on with reporting some good news regarding the ‘Pacification’ programme.
(This image haunts, motivates and reminds me why I am involved in ViB. )
Now the good news as reported in the:
BRAZIL, RIO DE JANEIRO – On Sunday night at 10PM Rio’s Governor Sergio Cabral tweeted: “São Carlos and Santa Teresa can celebrate liberty, they are free from the rule of criminals. Viva Rio!” It took seventeen armored vehicles, 150 marine soldiers, 700 military, federal and civil police officers, one hour, forty minutes and not a single gunshot to overtake nine favelas around the hillsides of Centro’s popular neighborhood Santa Teresa.
It will be interesting to hear the views of the ‘Living and Learning’ staff who live in the Santa Teresa district.
Continue reading the report………… The Rio Times
Link to earlier post…………………..Pacification: Brazilian Style