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In Rio, 95% of Favelas Are Controlled by Drug Lords and Police-Connected Thugs

Postcard-pretty Rio, in Brazil, is pockmarked with favelas (slums). More than a thousand of ...

Threatened with Death Rio’s Assemblyman Flees Brazil to Undisclosed European Country

Brazilian Marcelo Freixo, a high-profile state assemblyman in Rio de Janeiro, who investigated criminal ...