By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This Tuesday, March 19th, the American Society of Rio de Janeiro will be hosting a talk by Barbara Olivi, entitled ‘Fellinian Tales of Life in Rocinha as told by one of its Italian Residents.’ Olivi is the founder of two NGOs: ‘Il Sorriso dei miei bimbi’ (the Smile of my Children) in Italy, and ‘Amigos da Vida’ (Friends of Life) in Brazil. She has been living in Rocinha since 2001, where she runs her Brazilian NGO.

“Living in Rocinha is the antithesis of monotony.” Olivi comments, “Every single day is unique . . .

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