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Letter to the Editor: Favela Youth Article

Dear Mr. Stone Korshak,

Thank you for an article written that sheds light about the needs of the favela community in Rio de Janeiro. Too often the media portrays these young, underprivileged and disadvantaged children as dirty criminals and bad people, but forget the harsh living conditions often force these kids to steal to avoid starvation.

It was refreshing to hear a story about favela youth that did not involve guns and drugs, yet instead talked about how investment opportunities and recreational activities are needed to help give these children a different choice in life. Many people never meet a . . .

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