Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Brazil Initiative

Municipal Authorities Demolish Homes in Vila Autódromo, Rio

On January 19 Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes announced that only one more family had to be removed from Vila Autódromo to carry out the city's Olympic building plans. However, on February 11 citizens woke up unable to interve as municipal authorities demolished three homes in this favela. The actions were in violation of a city decree that legally protected these properties.

February 16, 2016