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Far Side of the Olympics. The Real Face of Rio’s Everyday Struggle

Maracana stadium Favela Rio de Janeiro

Maracana stadium is one of Brazil’s diamonds. This venue has hosted many important sporting events so far. However, some hundreds of meters far from it, people leave in absolute poorness. In the districts, called Favela, the residents have the lowest living conditions. The barefoot children are the best reference of Rio de Janeiro’s two faces. One face exhibits beautiful Olympic buildings, carnivals, while the other one is hidden in the shadow of the first.

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