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An introduction to the glamorous city of Rio de Janeiro. Rio is the second largest city in Brazil and is located in a spectacular natural setting of mountains, forests and beaches. However, Rio is a city of strong contrasts between the rich and the poor. One third of people live in districts of self-built homes called favelas.
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10 October 2002

Classroom Ideas

Students could compare the rich and poor areas of Rio De Janeiro with rich and poor areas of a British city and discuss why these contrasts exist.