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Would you be intimidated by these guys? This is the military police of Rio De Janeiro known as BOPE. #crime #gangs #drugs #favelas #poverty #ghetto #police #fiction #violence #corruption #RIOthebook #ya #yalit #youngadult #rio #brazil

Would you be intimidated by these guys? This is the military police of Rio De Janeiro known as BOPE. #crime #gangs #drugs #favelas #poverty #ghetto #police #fiction #violence #corruption #RIOthebook #ya #yalit #youngadult #rio #brazil

Connected, Rio de Janiero.  electricity, wire, urban, favela, Brazil, South America, electric, city, development,

Connected, Rio de Janiero. electricity, wire, urban, favela, Brazil, South America, electric, city, development,

Terezinha de Jesus, whose 10-year-old son, Eduardo de Jesus Ferreira, was shot by police in the doorway of their home in a Rio favela in April, 2015, is waging a fierce public battle to make sure police are held accountable for her son’s death. (Daniel Ramalho for The Globe and Mail)

Terezinha de Jesus, whose 10-year-old son, Eduardo de Jesus Ferreira, was shot by police in the doorway of their home in a Rio favela in April, 2015, is waging a fierce public battle to make sure police are held accountable for her son’s death. (Daniel Ramalho for The Globe and Mail)

Resident of the favela de la Maré, en Río de Janeiro, react during a police operation conducted by the Pacifying Police Units.

Dentro de la Policía Pacificadora: un día con los jefes de la guerra en las favelas de Río

Resident of the favela de la Maré, en Río de Janeiro, react during a police operation conducted by the Pacifying Police Units.

A SEA OF GHOULISH HUMANITY PT I "He led Matheus and Lucas through a labyrinth of alleys, littered by chicken droppings and running sewage. Discarded plastic bags, bottles, Styrofoam cups, cigarette butts, and candy wrappers lined the gutters. Garbage bags stuffed full of rotting kitchen scraps sat bloated and leaking streams of brightly colored liquids into the mix. The still-air stench, accentuated by a sweltering sun, made it hard for Matheus to breathe. "

A SEA OF GHOULISH HUMANITY PT I "He led Matheus and Lucas through a labyrinth of alleys, littered by chicken droppings and running sewage. Discarded plastic bags, bottles, Styrofoam cups, cigarette butts, and candy wrappers lined the gutters. Garbage bags stuffed full of rotting kitchen scraps sat bloated and leaking streams of brightly colored liquids into the mix. The still-air stench, accentuated by a sweltering sun, made it hard for Matheus to breathe. "

A resident stands in front of an advertisement for online combat games on the streets of Complexo do Alemao, Brazil

Rio Olympics: view from the favelas – 'The closer the gunshots, the stronger my heart beats'

A resident stands in front of an advertisement for online combat games on the streets of Complexo do Alemao, Brazil

M16 is the main BOPE weapon (here in the form ...

Drug Gangs & Militias: Security & Governance In The Favela Part 1

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