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Tag: Minha Casa Minha Vida

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In the municipality of Maricá in Rio de Janeiro state, President Dilma Rousseff and Governor Luiz Fernando Pezão were on hand to inaugurate 2,932 homes which are benefiting more than...
By Ruth Faulkner, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff visited the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee with representatives from the three levels of government yesterday (May 12th), seeing the headquarters for the first time. The...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Minha Casa Minha Vida (My House My Life) the massive public low income housing campaign launched by the Brazilian Federal Government in 2009 has entered its third phase, focusing now...
By George Utley, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A new Nave do Conhecimento (Education Center) was unveiled in May at the Bairro Carioca, an urban renewal project in the Zona Norte (North Zone) of Rio de Janeiro. The...
By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - President Dilma Rousseff's government is increasing funding for the landmark Minha Casa Minha Vida (My House My Life) program by R$1 billion in 2014. The move, which will funnel...
By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Brazilian government has spent only 17.6 percent of the R$130.4 billion authorized for investments in the country in the federal budget this year, according to a report...
By Chesney Hearst, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Allegations of fraud continue in Brazil as some low income familes in the northern state of Pará remain without the homes they were promised after registering for the major...
Opinion, by Anna Kaiser RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Minha Casa Minha Vida, Brazil’s flagship public housing program, attempts to provide housing to mid-low income Brazilians. While the goal of the program is admirable, in practice this endeavor seems to...
By Esmee Verbeek, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - At a meeting for the Brazilian federal government’s program "Minha Casa, Minha Vida" (My House, My Life) yesterday, President Dilma Rousseff proclaimed that, in contrary to many "developed" countries, Brazil’s...

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