Favelas

World Cup 2014: Beware of strangers, favelas and mosquitoes

Stick together; don`t accept drinks from strangers; don`t visit favelas -- and don`t forget the mosquito repellent. That`s just some of the consular advice being offered to foreign football fans heading to the World Cup in Brazil next month.

May 06, 2014, 13:19 PM IST

Brazil Army takes on peacekeeping duties in favelas

Police conducted a bloody crackdown on drug gangs in Rio slums last month.

Dec 05, 2010, 09:28 AM IST

Brazil Police, drug gangs clash; 21 dead

Brazilian police used armoured tanks to launch massive crackdown on gangs.

Nov 25, 2010, 09:51 AM IST