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New Education Center Opens in Rio’s Bairro Carioca

By George Utley, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A new Nave do Conhecimento (Education Center) was unveiled in May at the Bairro Carioca, an urban renewal project in the Zona Norte (North Zone) of Rio de Janeiro. The center will provide young people with access to various courses including digital literacy, information technology, and tourism in English.

Its inauguration marks the completion of the Barrio Carioca condominium, and represents part of the city's efforts of urban transformation in anticipation of the Olympic and Paralympics Games in 2016.

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