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Rio De Janeiro Slums

Rio Officials Ask For Federal Help After Slum Attacks

AP | BRADLEY BROOKS | Posted 03.22.2014 | Latino Voices

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Top officials from Rio de Janeiro said Friday they want elite federal police and possibly army troops sent to the city to help...

Extreme Slum Makeover

Posted 03.07.2013 | Arts

Most people would steer clear of the notoriously dangerous slums of Rio de Janeiro, where drug gangs roam the deteriorating city streets. We imagine v...

3,000-Man Operation Storms Brazil's Biggest Slum

AP | By BRADLEY BROOKS | Posted 01.13.2012 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO -- More than 3,000 police and soldiers backed by armored personnel carriers raced into Brazil's biggest slum before dawn Sunday, quickl...