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Dec 05, 2003, 09:00 (5 Talkback[s])
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"Unemployed and living in one of the poorest areas of Sao Paulo City, which has a high rate of violence and little to do, 19-year-old Jose Antonio de Oliveira Silva used to spend most of his time at home.

"But that all changed with the opening in Cidade Tiradentes of a 'telecenter,' a free internet cafe set up by the local authority.

"'Now I come here almost every day,' said Jose Antonio, who is taking courses in computer and writing skills..."

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