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Rio Breaks: A Story About Surfing and Survival

By Brennan Stark, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Thirteen year-old Fabio and Naama, twelve, live in the Favela do Pavao in the hills above Rio's Arpoador Beach. One of Rio's most heavily armed gangs operates here, especially in Pavao's most dangerous area where Fabio lives. The boys' deep-rooted love for surfing, however, may be their best chance at avoiding the gangland lifestyle that has taken many of their relatives, and it is their . . .

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