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“Haiti Aqui”: the new “compass” for Haitians in Brazil

January 12, 2015

“I can’t cry because I’m here and Haitian people are there”. The statement by Robert Montinard, transmitted by Viva Rio radio station, marked one of the most moving moments of the “Haiti Aqui” project release in Viva Rio. The event took place five years after the earthquake that caused the death of 250 thousand people and left 1,5 million people homeless.

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PWDs: fighting for a ‘normal’ life

December 3, 2014

A lot has been going on so that people with disabilities are no longer recognized by derogatory names and have their civil rights respected. The International Day of Persons with Disabilities (PWD), created in 1992 by the United Nations was an important step in this path. However, there is a still a lot to be done in Brazil, especially in relation to urban facilities.