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Rio’s untapped millions

As Brazil’s cultural capital nears its moment in the spotlight, Bristolatino’s ‘Latin America in Bristol’ editor Tom Webb looks at how the ‘pacification’ of the city’s favelas is beginning to transform Rio’s socioeconomic dynamic. There are over 100 favelas in Rio de Janeiro, in which around one third of the city’s population lives: 6 million people. The […]