Is Brazil safe? British woman shot after straying into favela
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Some of the first settlements were called bairros africanos African neighborhoods. Over the years, many former enslaved Africans moved in. Even before the first favela came into being, poor citizens were pushed away from the city and forced to live in the far suburbs. However, most modern favelas appeared in the s due to rural exodus , when many people left rural areas of Brazil and moved to cities. Unable to find places to live, many people found themselves in favelas.
Please refresh the page and retry. But the security force brought in to keep visitors safe during the Games has been long gone and the shooting suggests that some parts of the country remain dangerous for visitors. A British woman suffered two shots to the abdomen on Sunday after she and her partner and their three children drove through a favela in Angra dos Reis as they reportedly went looking for water. A police spokesman said that language difficulties had been to blame both for the family ending up there and also for them not understanding the order to leave. The woman was treated in hospital and was in a stable condition.