Cultural Center Transforming Lives

By Doug Gray, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO – Deep in the heart of the Baixada Fluminense, the seemingly never-ending low-lying suburb stretching out through the north of Rio, lies a progressive new cultural center - the "Casa Cultural de Baixada" - giving locals of all ages the opportunity to learn new skills and explore their talents. Besides this, though, it has also become the focus for a program supporting abused women which, along with the DEAM police station for attending solely to women in central Sao João de Meriti and the new exclusively-female hospital, is . . .

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