Rio de Janeiro favelas – a new look (31 images)

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Will the “renaissance” of Rio favelas with UPPs survive the 2104 / 16 international sports events?

The issues surrounding security and urbanization in Rio favelas has grown tremendously with the announcement of the two worldwide events that Brazil will be hosting, the 2014 Fifa World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics. Beginning in 2008, Pacifying Police Units ( Portuguese: Unidade de Polícia Pacificadora) abbreviated UPP, began to...
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