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Rio's Pacified Favelas Face Challenges Ahead Of World Cup

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 28: A girl places her hand in front of the lens in the Cantagalo shantytown community on March 28, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The pacified favela, and neighboring Pavao-Pavaozinho, stand above Copacabana and Ipanema beaches. Ahead of the World Cup, some of Rio's pacified favelas have seen an increase in violence, including a number of shootings in Pavao-Pavaozinho. Around 10,000 people live in the Cantagalo and Pavao-Pavaozinho communities with a total of 1.7 million Rio residents residing in shantytowns, many of which are controlled by drug traffickers. The unpacified Mare favela is scheduled to be occupied by federal forces March 30. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Rio's Pacified Favelas Face Challenges Ahead Of World Cup


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Getty Images News
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March 28, 2014
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