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Brazil Police Push Into Slums Ahead Of World Cup

AP | BRADLEY BROOKS | Posted 03.30.2014 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — More than 1,400 police officers and Brazilian Marines rolled into a massive complex of slums near Rio de Janeiro's internation...

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...

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 ...

'Little Step' Dance Takes Brazil Slums By Storm

AP | NICOLAS TANNER | Posted 09.12.2013 | Arts

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Sunlight seeps through holes in the roof, illuminating the graffiti-covered walls of an abandoned building where kids created a make...

Sao Paulo Struggles To Fight 'Crack Lands'

AP | Posted 01.04.2013 | World

SAO PAULO -- Officials in Brazil's most populous state say they will start forcing adult crack addicts to go to rehabilitation centers in an effort to...

Despair And Devastation As Police Clear Out Rio's Biggest Open-Air Crack Market

AP | JULIANA BARBASSA | Posted 10.18.2012 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Days after police stormed one of Rio de Janeiro's most dangerous shantytowns to seize back territory long held by a powerful drug de...

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-...

PHOTOS: Slums Around The World

Posted 12.19.2011 | World

Last month, 3,000 security forces stormed one of Brazil's largest slums, taking control of an area that the country's head of security described as ha...

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...

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...

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...

Celebrity Trainer Helps Kids From Rio Slums Stay In School

Posted 07.24.2011 | Impact

Celebrity trainer Ricardo "Tinha" Carvalho will not budge on the price to become a member at his gym: one report, signed by the school principal, prov...

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.

Brazil Slums Riot Against Drug Arrests

AP | ALAN CLENDENNING | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SAO PAULO — Slum dwellers rioted after the arrest of drug dealers in a Sao Paulo shantytown Wednesday, burning vehicles and tires, pelting polic...