Rio 2016 Evicting Vila Autódromo Families

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Rio 2016 Evicting Vila Autódromo Families
By: Julia Carneiro, BBC News
19 April 2015
 

For years, a small community in the Brazilian city of Rio has been fighting against eviction to make way for next year`s Olympics.

Most of the residents of Vila Autódromo have gradually taken up on government offers and already left the community, but some still resist.

Now Rio`s city hall is evicting half of the remaining residents.

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Photo: Vila Autódromo aerial view. Source: www.insidethegames.org and Rio Times Online.



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