Rio harbour construction project
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Brazil 2016 Olympics: Regenerating Rio de Janeiro

With a year-and-a-half to go until Rio de Janeiro hosts the next Olympic Games, much is being done to revitalise run-down parts of the city.

The harbour is one area earmarked for a facelift, having been abandoned for decades.

While the initiative has been given broad support, critics are now voicing concerns about the city's model of urbanisation.

Julia Carniero reports.

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