- n. Plural form of favela.
“Tens of thousands of residents including a majority of Blacks live in what are called 'favelas' what we would call informal housing, they call shantytowns.”
“If this thing isn't useful to informal community designers living in favelas, it'll fail.”
“Two years ago, he caused an uproar when he called favelas”
“Since 2008, Rio de Janeiro's law and order governor, Sergio Cabral, has spearheaded an effort to begin policing sprawling shanty villages, called favelas, which are under the sway of criminal gangs who control access to the neighborhoods with armed checkpoints.”
“Keeping the peace and spreading it to the hundreds of other shantytowns, known as favelas, that cling to the hills that slope down to Rio ' s beaches may be the hard part.”
“And we talked to a few police in the nearby so - called favelas who say they think they can do it.”
“As investment dried up, huge slums known as favelas sprouted, crime worsened and a general malaise set in that was halted only with the successful Olympic bid in October 2009.”
“This is a rumble from the urban jungle, better known as favelas, where some of the parts are far greater than the sum of the parts.”
“The ADA are fiercely intolerant of crime within the favelas themselves as this attracts police attention, because of this many of the favelas are a very safe places to live.”
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