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Brazil: Residents of the favelas (shanty towns) of Vigário Geral and Parada de Lucas in Rio de Janeiro

, Index number: AMR 19/010/2004

Amnesty International is seriously concerned for the safety of residents of the favelas (shanty towns) of Vigário Geral and Parada de Lucas in the city of Rio de Janeiro. This follows a recent escalation in violence between rival drug gangs which has left both communities vulnerable and exposed.

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