Global Politics

Ahead of the 2014 World Cup, Crackdown in Brazilian Favelas

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Rocinha Favela Rio de Janeiro 2010 (Photo: Wiki Commons / chensiyuan)

Brazilian authorities are cracking down on drug lords in the country's infamous slums - or favelas. It's an on-going effort ahead of the 2014 World Cup which Brazil is hosting. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Global Post reporter, Tom Phillips, who covered a police operation this weekend that took control of one of Brazil's largest and most lawless slums.

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