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At 115 years old, Providência is Rio de Janeiro's oldest favela, originally formed when veterans of the bloody Canudos war in Brazil's northeast moved to the city. In April 2010 the community was 'pacified' under the state government's program to restore law and order to informal housing communities in an attempt to drive out drug trafficking. ..The new cable car, or 'Teleférico', which is planned for Rio's Morro da Providência favela community, is now set to open this May...
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