Just a few years ago, the slums of Rio de Janeiro were considered too dangerous for tourists. Now organized tours take visitors there for a different type of sightseeing.
Thousands of Brazilian soldiers have been deployed in Rio de Janeiro to tackle the rise in street crime. Nearly a hundred members of the security forces have been killed in Rio this year.
Brazilian troops seek out gangs raiding five slums in Rio de Janeiro, one year on from Olympic Games glamour. Little remains of this except economic downturn, corruption, risen homicide rates, and public distrust.
Hundreds of favela residents have rallied on Rio de Janeiro's world-famous Copacabana beach, weary of the violence in the city's slums. The shooting death of a mother and daughter pushed the residents to act.
The mayor of Rio de Janeiro says he will cut public funding for samba schools. These are now threatening to cancel Carnival. There are accusations that this is exactly what the city's evangelical mayor wants.
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