The story of cities #15: the rise and ruin of Rio de Janeiro’s first favela | Cities | The Guardian


Since it was first built by war veterans in 1897, Morro da Providência has become a complex symbol of poverty, violence and sentimentality, fetishised in popular culture. But where do the favelas fit into Brazil’s vision for the Olympic Games?

Source: The story of cities #15: the rise and ruin of Rio de Janeiro’s first favela | Cities | The Guardian

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