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Hotel in Rio Favela Attracts Jazz Enthusiasts

You might not expect to find a hotel in one of Rio de Janeiro’s favelas - the local name for the city's shantytowns.  The success story of “The Maze,” though located in one of the poorest parts of the city, it has been named one of the best places to hear live jazz music in the world. Nearly everywhere you go in Rio de Janeiro, you’re always close to an informal settlement, or favela.   More than 11 million Brazilians live in these poor communities, famous for the colorful...

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