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Police Take Favela Without Firing A Shot

AP | Posted 10.07.2013 | Latino Voices

RIO DE JANEIRO -- RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Police have occupied a group of adjacent favelas in Rio de Janeiro, the latest slum "pacification" aimed at ...

LOOK: How The Beautiful Game Is 'Building Better Citizens' In Rio's Slums

AP | Posted 06.13.2013 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO -- The field is just dirt and the incandescent lights aren't that bright. But when the boys' feet strike the ball in the Sao Carlos sl...

Foodies Go Off The Beaten Path In Rio's Slums

AP | JENNY BARCHFIELD | Posted 05.27.2013 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Adriana Peixoto would fit right in at the trendiest Rio de Janeiro bar with her hipster glasses and the big black tattoos on her cal...

Rio's Favelas Turn From No-Go To Must-Buy

AP | JENNY BARCHFIELD | Posted 01.13.2013 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Five years ago, Rio de Janeiro's "favela" hillside slums had such a bad rap that they were virtual no-go zones, where drug lords lai...

Land Titles For Slum Residents

AP | JULIANA BARBASSA | Posted 07.23.2012 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO — The home Jose Nazare Braga built in the Rocinha shantytown is his life's work, an investment that grew from a shack to a three-...

'Clean Rio'

AP | FLORA CHARNER | Posted 07.03.2012 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO — Officials in Rio de Janeiro are trying to make one of the globe's most beautiful cities even more stunning. Some 50 workers be...

Economist Sees Opportunity In Rio Favela

AP | JULIANA BARBASSA | Posted 01.16.2012 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO — One of the Rio shantytowns taken over by police this week has a population that is younger, less educated and more cut off from...

Extra Troops Flood Rio Favela After Drug Traffickers Attack Soldiers

AP | FLORA CHARNER | Posted 11.07.2011 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO — More troops flooded into a Rio de Janeiro slum Wednesday after fellow soldiers came under attack by drug traffickers. About 10...

President Obama's Visit to a Favela in Rio: Below the Surface Calm

Vanda Felbab-Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Vanda Felbab-Brown

A part of President Obama's visit to Brazil is to be an outing to a favela, a slum neighborhood, in Rio de Janeiro.

Rio's Slums Walled In To Protect Trees But Poor Residents Feel Fenced In

Wall Street Journal | ANTONIO REGALADO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Luis Carlos da Silva is helping construct a 10-foot cinder-block wall around Dona Marta, the slum he calls home....