Brazil Neighborhood Associations

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  1. jbcarioca
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    Today I had a long discussion with two Japanese friends visiting Rio from Tokyo. We were all eulogizing the Tokyo police kiosks on almost every block who deal with minor problems and give directions as well as reinforce the community. The subject came up because as they were coming to my house the taxi stopped at a guard kiosk to ask directions. then the conversation switched to how the public function in Tokyo is private initiative in Brazil.

    The Brazil neighborhood Associations deal with government bureaucracy, act as advocates for community interests and also man small guarita kiosks that dot the areas. They are all over the country. I have made three links here. the first is my own, Alto Jardim Botânico in Rio de Janeiro. the second is of Jardins, a very wealthy area of São Paulo. The third is of Rocinha, a favela (slum) in Rio de Janeiro.

    http://altojb.org.br/
    http://www.amejardins.com.br/quem-somos/quem_somos.php
    http://www.rocinha.org/
     
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    Is there an English version? :D
     
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    No, they are all for local residents only. Google translate will do a passable job. If you have any specific questions I can help you.
     

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