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A Guide to Rio's Favelas

BRAZIL | Wed, 17 Oct 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [2875]

UPDATE : In October 2012 police conducted a raid on the Manguinhos favela 8kms from downtown Rio, arresting 3 people and seizing 60 kilos of cocaine. In the days before the raid 5 alleged drug bosses were killed by police. The raid involved 1300 police ... Read more >

Tags: brazil, favelas, rio, south america, travel-crime, travel-safety

Rio De Janeiro drug violence - Travel Alert

BRAZIL | Mon, 29 Nov 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [2039] | Comments [1]

Police have claimed victory in a drug raid against underworld kingpins deep within the Grota Favela, seizing 36 tonnes of marijuana destined for distribution. In the confrontation, 35 people were killed - mostly suspected traffickers - in a staggering ... Read more >

Tags: brazil, favelas, rio de janeiro, travel-alert

Rio de Janeiro floods and landslides: advice for travellers

BRAZIL | Thu, 8 Apr 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [3456]

Overview of the situation Flash floods and severe landslides killed at least 95 people in Rio de Janeiro's hillside slums ( favelas ) after heavy rainstorms, according to authorities in Brazil . Between Monday night and Tuesday ... Read more >

Tags: brazil, favelas, flash floods, floods, landslides, rio, rio de janeiro, travel-alert, travel-safety-tips

 

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