Beset by Violence, Rio Rethinks Safety of Slum Tourism

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As authorities in Brazil tackled crime earlier this decade, opening Rio de Janeiro’s hillside favela slums to tourists seemed like a winning idea, says the Associated Press. The views are breathtaking, the slum residents could cash in, and foreign visitors would see another part of the city — not just Copacabana beach. Now soaring violence in the hillside communities is rekindling a concern: Are favelas . . .

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