Urban Forced Removals in Rio de Janeiro and Los Angeles: North-South Similarities in Race and City

BY CONSTANCE G. ANTHONY — In April of 2010, Rio de Janeiro’s mayor, Eduardo Paes, announced that two in-city, poor, and largely Afro-Brazilian neighborhoods, Morro dos Prazeres and Laboriaux, would be cleared and all inhabitants would be forced to move. Despite devastating winter storms, which had indicated again the precariousness of Rio’s hillside favelas, this was not really new news. Read More

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