Brazil struggles to keep peace in favelas

Government's pacification drive in shanty towns bear fruit, but police say the hard part is maintaining peace.

    Brazilian police are trying to clean-up favelas or shanty towns, with the football World Cup just six months away.

    But critics of the pacification drive say any success has come at a cost.

    Al Jazeera's Rachel Levin reports from Rio de Janeiro.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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