Inside Rio’s favelas, the city’s neglected neighborhoods

August 1, 2016 at 02:58PM Rio’s favelas, the city’s neglected neighborhoods
The Rio you won’t see at the Olympics

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Correction: The map at 1:23 had previously and incorrectly indicated Rio de Janeiro’s location near the Río de la Plata Basin. We have fixed this and apologize for the error.

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Twenty-five percent of the residents of Rio de Janeiro live in informal communities called favelas. Not fully slums but not fully integrated into the city either, these favelas are home to both horrific gang violence and some of the most creative and resourceful people in Rio. is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what’s really driving the events in the headlines. Check out to get up to speed on everything from Kurdistan to the Kim Kardashian app.

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