The Vila Autodromo favela is being demolished
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Rio Olympic park built around man's house

Pedro Berto's home in Rio de Janeiro used to be part of the Vila Autodromo favela, a decades-old community.

Much of the neighbourhood has been demolished as authorities finish building the Olympic Park next door.

Most of the residents moved into newly built properties. But Pedro and several families chose to stay in the rubble to try and save their old community.

Pedro showed BBC News what life is like on the inside of the Olympic Park fence.

  • 21 Feb 2016
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