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Google to Change Rio Map After Slum Complaints

Google has agreed to modify the labeling of its Rio de Janeiro map after city officials and residents complained that it gave a skewed perception of the city’s social geography by making shantytowns too prominent.

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New Mudslide in Rio Area Buries Up to 200

As many as 200 people were buried in another landslide resulting from heavy rainfall, this time in a shantytown near Rio de Janiero, Brazil, late Wednesday. Rescue crews were digging for survivors Thursday, but the outlook was grim, according to The Associated Press.

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