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Brazil: Forced evictions must not mar Rio Olympics

Headline Title:  Brazil: Forced evictions must not mar Rio Olympics 14 November 2011 Olympic organizers must urge Brazilian authorities to stop forcibly evicting hundreds of families across Rio de Janeiro amid preparations for the summer 2016 Summer Olympic Games, residents’ groups, local housing activists, Amnesty International and WITNESS said today in a joint letter to the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The organizations said that families in dozens of the city's low-income areas have lost or are at risk of losing their homes as the authorities build infrastructure for the…

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