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Metrô Exhibition Shows Life, Past and Present, in Rio’s Favelas

By Georgie Hay, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Thousands of users of one of Rio’s busiest metro (subway) stations, Pavuna, in Zona Norte (North Zone), have the opportunity to learn more about the social memory of the city. The NGO Viva Rio, with the support of Instituto Invepar and MetrôRio, launched the exhibition "Favela tem Memória" (Favela has Memory), presenting 228 photos detailing the transformation of the urban landscape and the way of life over a decade in Rio's favela communities.

The exhibition includes a media center, allowing visitors to access a timeline in which . . .

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