Tag: favela

Without Police, Rio’s Drug Lords Show Who Are the Bosses in the Favelas

After the Brazilian government spent tens of millions of dollars securing the city of ...

Over 12 million people in the country live in favelas, most of whom in big cities Fernando Frazão/ABr

12 Million Brazilians Live in Shantytowns. 94% Say They Are Happy

A survey conducted in 63 slums, or favelas, in 35 cities throughout Brazil, shows ...

Brazilian Army at Rio's Complexo do Alemão favela

Brazilian Army Trying to Wrestle Back Rio Favela Lost to Drug Dealers

While Brazil was celebrating this September 7 its 1822 independence from Portugal – a ...

Soldiers enter Alemão favela

With Army Help Rio Takes Over “Heart of the Evil” in Clean-Up Effort for 2016 Olympics

Rio’s Public Security Secretary José Mariano Beltrame described the police raid on the Alemão ...

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Urban War Between Drug Lords and Police Erupts Again in Rio Leaving 30 Dead

Despite the massive presence of the police on the streets of Rio de Janeiro ...

Rains and mudslides in Rio

Rio Removes Thousands from Favelas and Promises Them a Home

Thousands of Brazil’s favela (shantytown) residents were evacuated by Brazilian authorities on Sunday so ...

Brazilian favela in Rio

Vigilante Groups in Brazil Trump Drug Gangs and Become Rio’s New Authority

The push of vigilante groups in Rio de Janeiro’s favelas (shantytowns) in the last ...

Police in Rio favela, Brazil

3.5 Dead for 1 Injured: Bonus for Cops in Brazil Doubles Number of Killed Suspects

The growing number of police killings of suspected criminals in Rio de Janeiro's war ...