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Removing Illegal Street Vendors

By Philip Sever, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - In a new government project, illegal street vendors are being removed from Rio's streets. Starting in May street vendors have to register themselves, and in some cases stop selling goods. The Prefeitura says it will then help them gain employment elsewhere.

An estimated 38,000 jobs are expected to be made available for the street vendors. The project, known as "Projeto Empresa Bacana", is aiming to remove most street vendors, known as "camelos", from Rio's streets. The Prefeitura believes the camelos are a nuisance, most of whom are selling goods . . .

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