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By Brennan Stark, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A reported 13,000 families throughout the Rocinha and Vidigal favelas will receive legal titles to their property in 2012.  An estimated one-third of all families in Rocinha and one-half of...
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...
By Lindsay Spratt, Sub Editor RIO DE JANEIRO - The opening of a sixty-meter elevator providing access to the Cantagalo and Pavão/Pavãozinho communities is to open in March 2010. The elevator is to be built at the exit of the...

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