By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s federal government launched the Emergency Program for Social Actions in Rio de Janeiro on Monday, announcing investments of R$157 million to stimulate the participation of young people in sports, cultural and technology activities and keep youngsters away from crime in some of Rio’s poorest favela communities.

"We have a huge military force helping to deal with organized crime,” said Social Development Minister Osmar Terra during the announcement ceremony."(But) If we do not change the social structure; we do not improve people's lives, this has . . .

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