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Brazil: 'Changing this deadly scenario': Demand dignity in Brazil's favelas

By AI International Secretariat, , Index number: AMR 19/003/2009

In thousands of favelas throughout Brazil, whole communities are living trapped in poverty and excluded from a whole range of services.. Criminal gangs now control everyday life in many communities. What services and security measures are available have been imposed without consultation and are often ineffective. Amnesty International has consistently called on the Brazilian federal and state authorities to work with local communities, and not against them, in order to tackle the problems of violence, deprivation and exclusion in the favelas.

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