Evictions in Rio De Janerio’s Shanty Towns for World Cup

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Just few weeks left for the World Cup in Brazil. Rio de Janeiro’s iconic Maracana stadium — where the opening match will be played, is now complete.
But the security sweeps in nearby shanty-towns are still underway. That includes the favela “Metro Mangueria.”

It was supposed to be leveled for a parking lot that was never built. And, while its 600 families were forced out, some business owners continue to resist eviction. CCTV’s Lucrecia Franco has the story.

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Evictions in Rio De Janerio\'s Shantytowns for World Cup

Evictions in Rio De Janerio\'s Shantytowns for World Cup

Just weeks until the World Cup in Brazil. Rio de Janeiro's iconic Maracana stadium -- where the opening match will be played, is now complete. But the security sweeps in nearby shanty-towns are still underway. That includes the favela "Metro Mangueria." It was supposed to be leveled for a parking lot that was never built. And, while its 600 families were forced out, some business owners continue to resist eviction. CCTV's Lucrecia Franco has the story.
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