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By Jewellord Singh, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - Community life in favelas is flourishing amidst the violence and poverty that mark Rio de Janeiro as a city of contradictions. In Rocinha, judo classes are available to residents thanks to the work of the Instituto Reação. Schools like the Escola Municipal Abelardo Chacrinha Barbosa visit the favela to increase the awareness of younger people as to how these communities in fact live, and European businessmen have even thrown millions of reais into . . .

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