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Documentary: Rio’s Mega-Event Preparations Posted by on Dec 26, 2012 in Sports

We’ve read and watched quite a bit about Brazil’s World Cup and Olympics, but it’s also important to get another perspective. A group of Rio filmmakers are working on a documentary about the preparations for Rio’s mega-events and the changes taking place in the city, particularly in the favelas.

Watch the video below.

Key Vocabulary:

UPP – Unidade de Polícia Pacificadora, or Police Pacification Unit

milícias – paramilitary groups in Rio made up of off-duty and retired police/military/firefighters

comunidade – community, often used to describe a favela neighborhood

cofres públicos – public funds

orçamento – budget

Having trouble? Watch the video with English subtitles.

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