Maria Helena Moreira Alves is retired from the University of the State of Rio de Janeiro. She twice received a Tinker International Fellowship to teach at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has worked with various human rights organizations, trade unions in Latin America, and nongovernmental organizations. She is the author of State and Opposition in Military Brazil. Philip Evanson is Associate Professor Emeritus in the Department of History and former Director of the Latin American Studies Center at Temple University. He collaborated with author Rose Marie Muraro on the book Memorias de uma mulher impossivel.
Contents Acknowledgments Introduction Part I. Rio de Janeiro: The Marvelous City and Its Communities 1. The Decline of Poverty and the Rise of Violence 2. Living in the Favelas in the Twenty-first Century 3. Communities under Fire 4. Voices of Hope and Renewal 5. Voices of Community Leaders Part II. Voices of Public Security Officials 6. Security for Whom? 7. Voices of Police Officers 8. Voices of Government Officials Conclusion Notes Glossary References Index