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Rocinha Residents Receive Home Titles

By Maria Conde, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The state of Rio issued 2,091 land titles to residents in the iconic favela Rocinha last Friday. These are the first of 9,000 titles the Instituto de Terras e Cartografia do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, (ITERJ – Institute of Lands and Cartography of the State of Rio de Janeiro) is planning to deliver to the people of this hillside community this year.

Rocinha, once notorious for drug-related violence

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