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Fear of Landslides: Families Relocated

By Patricia Maresch, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Two hundred families from the favela Morro do Borel in Tijuca are to leave their homes next month. Their houses, in case of heavy rains, are located in a high-risk area for potential landslides and so the families have been offered new housing in the Zona Oeste (West zone).

Their new homes are located in Paciência, near Campo Grande. The federal government installed the PAC Minha Casa Minha Vida (My . . .

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