By Matthew Elliott, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The campaign against forced evictions in Rio in the lead-up to the city's mega-events celebrated a victory as the favela community of Vila Autódromo, adjacent to the Olympic Park site, secured its permanence after years of struggle. The outcome guarantees potentially displaced residents the choice between remaining within the community, or taking up government sponsored alternatives elsewhere.

Mayor Eduardo Paes agreed to the conservation of the favela . . .

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