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Tag: Minha Casa Minha Vida

By Brennan Stark, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The terrible tragedy of Região Serrana in early January this year has, unfortunately, been further tainted with allegations of corruption and the diverting of disaster relief funds into private pockets....
By Patricia Maresch, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil's housing plan, Minha Casa, Minha Vida (My Home, My Life) is entering its second phase, and aims to build 2,000,000 homes before 2014 for low income families. ...
By Samuel Elliott Novacich, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Minha Casa Minha Vida (My House My Life) the massive public housing campaign launched by the Brazilian Federal Government in March of 2009, has been kicked into overdrive. Originally...
Editorial RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The last week has been the coolest and rainiest I can remember since... last winter (in Rio's southern hemisphere). During the long sunny hot summers here, it is easy to forget that something...
By Patricia Maresch, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Two months after the tragedy in the mountainous region of the State of Rio de Janeiro, known as Região Serrana, 345 people remain missing in four cities. So far...
By Amy Skalmusky, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The growth acceleration program, or PAC (Aceleração do Crescimento), was introduced in 2007 and laid out investment plans of nearly R$504 billion (US$306 billion) until 2010 to solve many...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO – International property guru and U.S. billionaire investor Sam Zell announced in June last year that Brazil is “the number one country for investments” worldwide. At the time he was...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - Despite the global economic crisis which paralyzed property markets in much of the rest of the world, Rio’s property market is booming. With the city playing host to both...

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