Police Presence Expanded in Many Favelas Before World Cup Opening

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Security remains one of the biggest concerns in Rio de Janeiro ahead of the World Cup, which opens soon this week.
Despite an ambitious police program launched in 2008 to retake the city’s favelas, or shantytowns, from the control of drug gangs, violence remains the order of the day in many. At the Mare complex, a group of favelas located near Rio’s international airport, Brazil’s armed forces are now in charge. CCTV’s Lucrecia Franco has more.

Police Presence Expanded in Many Favelas Before World Cup opening

Police Presence Expanded in Many Favelas Before World Cup opening

Security remains one of the biggest concerns in Rio de Janeiro ahead of the World Cup, which opens soon this week. Despite an ambitious police program launched in 2008 to retake the city's favelas, or shantytowns, from the control of drug gangs, violence remains the order of the day in many. At the Mare complex, a group of favelas located near Rio's international airport, Brazil's armed forces are now in charge. CCTV's Lucrecia Franco has more.
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Daniel Amgarten, the Co-Founder of Campus Brasil joined CCTV’s dission on this topic.
Interivew with Daniel Amgarten on Brazil\'s favelas

Interivew with Daniel Amgarten on Brazil\'s favelas

Daniel Amgarten, the Co-Founder of Campus Brasil joined CCTV's dission on this topic.
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