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Drop in crime level benefits Brazil's favelas

Businesses in Rio de Janeiro's shanytowns welcome police crackdown in lead-up to World Cup and 2016 Olympics.

Last updated: 01 Jan 2014 18:26
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As Brazil gets ready to host the Olympics and the football World Cup, the government has been cracking down on crime in Rio de Janeiro.

In shantytowns also known as favelas, where police have increased their presence, entrepreneurs say they are benefiting from the drop in gang-related crimes.

Al Jazeera's Gabriel Elizondo reports from Rio.

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