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Vila Autódromo Favela Resists Eviction in Rio

By Zoë Roller, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Last week the mayor’s office announced Vila Autódromo, a small community on the shore of Lake Jacarepaguá, would be demolished in preparation for the 2016 Olympic Games despite a long period of negotiation with residents. The city is looking for private investors to help cover the costs of the Olympic facilities, prompting critics . . .

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