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Miaka 11 ya Migogoro Migumu Kutatua Kimataifa

Posted on 10 February 2011 by admin

Mario Osava

Credit: Ansel Herz/IPS

RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb 10 (IPS) – Uliberali wa kisasa na utandawazi wa kifedha ni maadui maarufu ambao waliunganisha na kukusanya wanaharakati ambao walianzisha, miaka kumi iliyopita mjini Porto Alegre kusini mwa Brazili, Kongamano la Kijamii la Dunia (WSF) kama nafasi ya kukutana, kutathmini na kujadili, chini ya kaulimbiu “Ulimwengu Mwingine Unawezekana”. Continue Reading

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WSF: A Time of More Complex Global Crises

Posted on 04 February 2011 by editor

Credit: Ansel Herz/IPS TerraViva

By Mario Osava

RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb 4, 2011 (IPS TerraViva) – Neoliberalism and the attendant financial globalisation were a common enemy that unified and mobilised activists of the most diverse tendencies who founded, ten years ago in Porto Alegre in southern Brazil, the World Social Forum (WSF) as a space to meet, reflect and debate, under the slogan “Another World Is Possible”.
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Mega-Inequality in Urban Mega-Regions

Posted on 27 March 2010 by editor

Polluted river by a shanty town in Argentina. Credit: Courtesy UN-HABITAT

By Fabiana Frayssinet and Mario Osava

RIO DE JANEIRO, Mar 26, 2010 (IPS) – Basic services that are collapsing or non-existent, overcrowding, pollution: these are big-city problems that are compounded in developing countries by poverty and inequality. Continue Reading

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Cuando urbanización no es progreso

Posted on 26 March 2010 by editor

Arroyo contaminado fluye junto a una "villa miseria" de Argentina

Por Fabiana Frayssinet y Mario Osava

R√ćO DE JANEIRO, 25 mar (IPS TerraViva) – Colapso o d√©ficit de servicios b√°sicos, hacinamiento, contaminaci√≥n. Son problemas de las grandes ciudades que, en los pa√≠ses en desarrollo, lejos de resolverse se acent√ļan por otro mal: la pobreza y la desigualdad. Continue Reading

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Bringing the Multicoloured Soul of the Favela to Life

Posted on 24 March 2010 by editor

Favela homes. Credit: Nate Cull

By Fabiana Frayssinet

RIO DE JANEIRO, Mar 24, 2010 (IPS) – The “favelas” or shanty towns of Brazil are a uniform red ochre, the colour of unplastered brick walls. But two visual artists from the Netherlands want to paint them every colour under the sun, a facelift intended to showcase the colourful soul of these poverty-stricken neighbourhoods. Continue Reading

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Fewer Slum Dwellers Thanks to Upgrading

Posted on 24 March 2010 by editor

Favela Dona Marta, Rio de Janeiro, seen from Corcovado. Credit: Brian Snelson

By Fabiana Frayssinet

RIO DE JANEIRO, Mar 22, 2010 (IPS) – A United Nations report published ahead of the Fifth World Urban Forum in Brazil says the proportion of the population of this country living in “favelas” or shantytowns was reduced 16 percent between 2000 and 2010. Continue Reading

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