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Favelas in Miniature

by Lindsay Spratt, Sub Editor

RIO DE JANEIRO - Thousands of bricks cling to the hillside. It is not a favela, but favelas in miniature, each red brick this time a building in itself. Red bricks, blue bricks, green and plant-edged; there are homes, shops, bars, discos and football pitches, even the police and their helicopter are present.

If the favelas are built on morros (hills), then naturally these mini favelas form a morrinho (little hill). Project Morrinho is located in the favela Vila Pereira da Silva, known as 'Pereirão', in the Zona Sul neighborhood . . .

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