EDIT: Corrected direction of the flight — which was headed FROM Rio De Janeiro to Paris.
jcoleknowsbest says: BULLSHIT!!!!!!!!!!! Brasil’s official position on the favelas/slums only changed with the World Cup and the Olympics.. Before then police never went in the favelas.. And even in that there is no real effort to actually help the people come out of poverty.. When I was in Rio Janeiro back in June, they were building huge screens along the highway from the airport. One of the taxi drivers was telling me that they were building them to hide the poor from the world cup/olympics visitors. This is crazy seeing as Rio has about 600 favelas.. They should mention that this war on the poor folks has claimed many lives….MANY LIVES… At least 23 people die per month by police violence.. This is a war against the poor.. They disguise it as a war against drugs but Like the United States it would be interesting to hear from the “Drug Lords” where they get their guns and drugs….. SMH!
» SFB says: A worthwhile counterpoint to our Brazil post. — Ernie @ SFB