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Author Barbassa, Juliana, author.

Title Dancing with the devil in the City of God : Rio de Janeiro on the brink / Juliana Barbassa.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Touchstone, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2015.


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 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  981.53 BARBASSA    Check Shelf
 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Adult Department  981.53 BAR    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Main Library - Adult Department  981 BAR    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  981.53 B23    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  981.53 BARBASSA    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  981.53 BARBASSA    Check Shelf
Edition First Touchstone hardcover edition.
Description xxiii, 308 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [291]-295) and index.
Contents Introduction, or, is God Brazilian? -- Rio, home -- The rise of the Red Command -- Whacking the weeds -- Fear and heat -- In the heart of evil -- Not for beginners -- It's complicated, querida -- Saving themselves -- Beautiful and broken -- The first carioca -- Long live construction -- The business of sex -- Love is essential -- Dignified living conditions -- We built this city -- The world belongs to the daring -- Futebol nation -- The Cup of Cups.
Summary Rio de Janeiro is a city of extremes: from Carnaval's hedonistic delights, to the poverty of the favelas, to the softly seductive samba beat. But there's a dark side to this beautiful city: for years, Rio was ravaged by inflation, drug wars, and crooked leaders, and the legacy of decades of corruption can be seen in the very real struggles the city faces today. Now, Rio is ready to remake itself, this time into a global, modern capital ready for its turn on the world stage with the Olympics in 2016. But at what price? Armed with sharp prose and a reporter's instinct, Rio-born journalist Juliana Barbassa brings a firsthand glimpse of what's really happening in Rio (the good, the bad, and the maddening). She paints a fascinating picture of this city "on the brink," explaining how Rio will succeed (or fail) based on the choices its leaders and citizens make today. But through it all, she never loses sight of the human face of Rio.--Adapted from book jacket.
Subject Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) -- Social life and customs.
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) -- Social conditions.
City and town life -- Brazil -- Rio de Janeiro.
Social change -- Brazil -- Rio de Janeiro.
Social problems -- Brazil -- Rio de Janeiro.
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) -- Description and travel.
Barbassa, Juliana -- Travel -- Brazil -- Rio de Janeiro.
Economic development -- Brazil -- Rio de Janeiro.
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) -- Economic conditions.
HISTORY / Social History.
HISTORY / Latin America / South America.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / Economics.
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