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Madonna visits the slums of Rio de Janeiro

Pop veteran Madonna has paid a visit to a Rio de Janeiro slum as part of an ongoing crusade to establish social projects in the impoverished region.
Joined by Rio's Governor Sergio Cabral, Madonna toured the favela and also visited social projects run by local NGOs.
During her week-long visit, Madonna met with local business people and officials in Brazil to collect donations for her.
Local residents admitted visits from celebrities like Madonna helped their cause.
'Her visit is very special to us, because like Michael Jackson and other artists who have visited the slum, for us it is always a great feeling to see artists here in the favela because many people outside discriminate us, while an artist, a governor, or a mayor don't discriminate us.' Michel Luz da Silva, a Dona Marta Favella resident said.

Report from Sky News Australia - Picture from O Globo

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Marcelo Carvalho

I appreciated her visit to Brazil and I'm rooting for her and projects. She came to the right place 'coz ppl here are really inclined to help projects like that.

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