Gangs and the New Yorker in Rio’s Favelas

Travel Blog  •  Michael Yessis  •  09.28.09 | 10:50 AM ET

Jon Lee Anderson’s story Gangland from the latest issue of the New Yorker isn’t online, but the magazine did post a stunning audio slideshow with photos by Joao Pina.

We posted Rob Verger’s slideshow about tourism in Rio’s favelas last June.

1 Comment for Gangs and the New Yorker in Rio’s Favelas

elisa carrazedo 09.29.09 | 12:19 PM ET

Eventhou I am brazilian born in Rio de Janeiro I hope my city will not be chosen to host the Olympic Games. I’ve been living here my whole life and I assure you that Rio is a decadent city., very far away from what foreigners think.
  There are more beggars sleeping in the streets and kids askiing for money to buy crack than policemen. The famous Copacabanz beach when it rains is stained with black sue. and when it is sunny during the week-end gangs from the suburbs invade it land do the famous ärrastão”.If you are a tourist you are a target for all types of dangerous people who will not hesitate to stab or to shoot you and NOBODY will help you, because we live under fear.  To cross a tunnel, to go to the airport, to take one of the express roads , to park your new car,  can be extremely dangerous, a real adventure very often with a deadly end.. So, I don’t understand why my city could even be a candidate. In Rio de Janeiro there is no security, no hospitals, no transport, and the ancien old attractive sites are falling in to pieces. Brazilians, the happiest people in the world ?! What a joke!. It can only be propaganda from all the corrupts politicians hungry for more money.

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