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    Projeto Morrinho comes to Queens College

    As part of Queens College’s Year of Brazil initiative, Projeto Morrinho has come to Queens College to build a favela — a model of the QC community — in front of the Science Building. The elaborate project is funded by the Brazilian Ministry of Culture and will continue until September 19. Morrinho — translated from Portuguese to English — literally means little hill and a favela is an urban community that is squatted on by people who are desperately seeking shelter. It is the equivalent of what is known as a slum. The building of favelas, which initially began as a way to pass the time, has grown to be…