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Brazil’s Capital, Brasilia, Celebrates Its 59th Birthday

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – As Brasilia celebrated its 59th birthday on Sunday, residents of Brazil’s capital say that the city, designed by world-famous architect Oscar Niemeyer, has become a typical Brazilian metropolis, with more violence and less freedom.

Born in 1958 in what is now the nation’s capital, Jane Pias de Oliveira says she was born in a city that did not yet exist. "On my birth certificate is written 'born in Brasilia (future federal capital)',” Oliveira tells government news agency Agencia Brasil.

Oliveira, who raised her two kids in the . . .

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