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

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

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Index Number: AMR 19/003/2009
Date Published: 28 May 2009
Categories: Brazil

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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