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World Cup: Rio Police Takes Control of Last Favela Around Maracanã in Hands of Drug Lords

The Mangueira favela (slum), with a population of around 20,000, became the latest out-of-control ...

Rio Favelas Are Hurting the Brazilian Army

Rio’s favelas are not good for the Brazilian army. Conflict resolution is not the ...

Rio Slum Taken from Druglords Gets a Two-Mile Cable Car System

Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff inaugurated a cable car system in the Rio slum of ...

Rio Favelas Celebrate 6 Months Free of Druglords

There were celebration this past weekend in the hillside slums of Penha and Morro ...

300 Policemen Take Over Two Rio Favelas. Operation Olympic Clean Up Starts

With the occupation initiated this Monday, November 30,  of the Pavão-Pavãozinho and Cantagalo favelas ...