Urban Planning for Rocinha and Vidigal: Daily

By Brennan Stark, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A contingent of nearly 170 government workers and street sweepers are poised to spend the next week providing public services to the Rocinha and Vidigal favelas.  The move follows yesterday's military occupation of Rio's largest favela without a single shot being fired.

Government officials claim the communities will see improvements in water services, sewerage and lighting.  A thorough cleaning is also planned as authorities hope to . . .

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