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Rocinha Favela, is one of the largest slums of Rio it is home to 100,000 people. . Rocinha overlooks some of Rio’s wealthiest neighborhoods. Sunday the 13th of November the slum was occupied by police and soldiers. Not a single shot was fired as police and soldiers accompanied by helicopters and tanks marched into Rocinha  The location of Rocinha next to a wealthy area suggests that “it is believed to be one of Rio’s most lucrative and largest drug distribution points”. Many of the slums that have been occupied are in slums next to wealthy areas, this suggests that the Brazilian government is aiming its initiatives at improving property next to the neighborhoods and getting ready for the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics.

 

http://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/Cops-Occupy-Huge-Rio-Slum-In-skynews-3323245568.html?x=0

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