Slum inhabitants resist eviction for 2016 Olympics

2012-08-22 06:59

For its residents, Rio’s Vila Autodromo shantytown is a quiet corner of drug-free paradise. For authorities, it is land where a highway leading to the 2016 Summer Games Olympic village will be built.

Authorities are cracking down on crime, upgrading boulevards, and cleaning up notorious shanty towns, known in Brazil as favelas. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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