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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A twenty-four story high-rise burned and collapsed during the early morning of May 1st, in the center of São Paulo city, leaving at least one dead and dozens of families homeless. According to authorities the building was occupied by squatters seeking shelter.

"I was sleeping, I woke up my husband shouting 'fire, fire, fire.'" I took my son and left, I could not save his documents, I could save only mine," a woman named Crivalda said to a TV reporter at the scene.

The woman along with . . .

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