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Rio Favelas

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 ...

Brazil's Newest Weapon In The Fight Against Corruption

Agence France Presse | Mariana Muniz | Posted 08.27.2013 | World

Brazilian tour guide Thiago Firmino notices that the two cable cars servicing the working-class neighborhood of Dona Marta, on a steep hillside overlo...

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...

PHOTOS: New Book Explores Rio's Favelas

Posted 09.21.2012 | Travel

A new photo-heavy book, Inside the Favelas, explores with great depth the shantytown neighborhoods of Rio de Janeiro. Photographer and author Dougl...

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-...