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Inside Brazil's biggest slum

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    knocklessmonster
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    That was an interesting watch. From people in the comments there still seems to be this thing where you wouldn't want to be there without somebody who lives there, but I also don't doubt 99.99% of...

    That was an interesting watch. From people in the comments there still seems to be this thing where you wouldn't want to be there without somebody who lives there, but I also don't doubt 99.99% of the people are just living.

    I was surprised that they're more dense than anything, but full power, some water, even if those two are illegally sourced, and people seem to be happy and surprisingly modern in the favelas. I didn't expect to see a bunch of TVs, fully developed local economies with shops, and basically a small city in the city.

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    1. lou
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      Yeah, you're totally right. One thing you won't see many members of these communities say out loud is that the keepers of that peace are brutally violent drug lords, and no one that wishes to...

      Yeah, you're totally right.

      One thing you won't see many members of these communities say out loud is that the keepers of that peace are brutally violent drug lords, and no one that wishes to remain living will ever say anything negative about them.

      This gives you an idea of the fear that underlines the surprising prosperity that you will find in many places like this.

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