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By Rosane Rodrigues, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Authorities announced that a total of 719 residents were granted the property right of their homes in Comunidade Camarão and Nova Camarão favela communities. The neighborhoods are in Santa Cruz in Zona Oeste (West Zone), some 60 km from Centro Rio, and the transfer is part of a legalization of property program which authorities reported last December to cover 23 percent of the homes in Rio's favelas.

For many in this community the process of regulation took more than 34 years. Since 2007, State Department of Housing and . . .

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