How Pacification Failed Rio’s Favelas | VICE on HBO (Bonus)

How Pacification Failed Rio’s Favelas | VICE on HBO (Bonus)

“Pacification” in Rio, carried out ahead of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics, was meant to spread the affluence and security of the city’s wealthy, mostly white neighborhoods to the poor, mostly black favelas. But with those events gone, Brazil is in a financial crisis, its government consumed with a monumental corruption scandal and violence is rising again as drug trafficking gangs fight for control.

VICE News Correspondent Ben Anderson returns to Rio to see what happened.

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