Gangs & police in Rio’s favelas

This article provides a gritty description of conditions in Rio’s favelas, home to about 1.7 million of the city’s residents. Police routinely battle heavily-armed gangs; 179 officers have been shot this year, and 49 have died, through mid-August.

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