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Street Artists Want to Paint Every Home in this Rio Neighborhood

Adele Peters

In 2005, Dutch artists transformed a few houses in a poor, dangerous, Rio de Janeiro neighborhood with some coats of (very) bright paint. Now they want to go back and paint the entire hillside favela, while also plastering the walls to help make the homes more comfortable inside. The big goal? To help bring more positive attention to a community that gets mostly negative coverage in the press, and start changing attitudes.

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