Inside Rio’s favelas, the city's neglected neighborhoods

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    Twenty-five percent of the residents of Rio de Janeiro live in informal communities called favelas. Not fully slums but not fully integrated into the city either, these favelas are home to both horrific gang violence and some of the most creative and resourceful people in Rio. is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out to get up to speed on everything from Kurdistan to the Kim Kardashian app.
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  • Anaclara Depaiva
    Anaclara Depaiva 2 日 前

    I lived in Brazil 4 years ago and favelas are not much of how this video described them,favelas are places where it’s full of murder,rape,kidnap, drugs,and worst if someone who’s going to Rio and is expecting this from a favela and goes there their probably in risk.

  • Tejashwini T
    Tejashwini T 3 日 前

    Vox please do make some videos on India as well.

  • Alexandra Daddario
    Alexandra Daddario 4 日 前 +1

    Brazil and USA did not import slaves, it was Portugal and UK

  • Alexandra Daddario
    Alexandra Daddario 4 日 前

    why r brazil KKKKKKKKLLLKLKLKK

  • Juan Villalba
    Juan Villalba 4 日 前

    You can see this pattern all over Latin America. Here in Colombia, we call those slums "comunas", I think in Argentina those are called "villas". Anyway, the point is that this is a Latinamerican problem and those places tend to be real dangerous.

  • D
    D 4 日 前

    This video reads like NYC's next gentrification project.

  • Shuo Yan
    Shuo Yan 5 日 前 +1

    Worst rainbow six siege map, period.

  • Deadly
    Deadly 5 日 前

    Favela from mw2

  • Bakuretsu Loli
    Bakuretsu Loli 5 日 前

    COD MW2?

  • joe white
    joe white 5 日 前

    commando vermelho.
    nao mexe

    DANIYAL BEG 5 日 前

    I wonder how Brazil’s new leader will deal with this...

  • skippy
    skippy 6 日 前

    Someone should offer Duterte a job in Brazil.

  • kyle panlilio
    kyle panlilio 6 日 前

    Isn't that the map from rainbow six siege

  • SeaBass
    SeaBass 6 日 前

    Rainbow Six Siege Favela

  • Clayspo
    Clayspo 6 日 前

    Same with India except none of the regions are properly planned out and built.

  • julia ritta
    julia ritta 9 日 前

    o cara vai comentar a situação da favela do rio e coloca o motivo em coisas tão simplistas quando tipo a reforma da vacina e várias outras tavam institucionalmete empurrando a periferia pra fora do centro. Tipo o cara fez um video sobre as comunidades sendo expulsas da barra e mesmo assim não bateu que tipo a situação que o Rio vive hoje é decorrencia desse processo se repetindo por várias decadas.

  • julia ritta
    julia ritta 9 日 前

    gente essas traduções tão top viu "people of the hill" chorei xD

  • Dralora
    Dralora 9 日 前

    It's important to note that this isn't the entirety of Brazil. Where's the video on the nicer places in country, like Curitiba.

  • NGT_ Ayo
    NGT_ Ayo 12 日 前

    Who is here studying Favelas so they have to watch this as homework (I am)😂

  • Nathan Mitchell
    Nathan Mitchell 16 日 前

    Very well done, definitely a thumb's up BUT MJ shot that scene, and the majority of the music video at O Pelourinho in Salvador Bahia.

  • si6ck
    si6ck 16 日 前

    Dadinho é o caralho! Meu nome é Zé Pequeno, porra!

  • vargasmongo3436
    vargasmongo3436 16 日 前

    imagine the mailman first-day job there "I quick!"

  • brasilian xenofobic
    brasilian xenofobic 17 日 前 +2

    Se Portugal não tivesse trazido escravos hoje não teriamos essas merdas de favelas

  • onceANexile
    onceANexile 19 日 前

    It's like living in a sewer...a garbage dump. Ful Brazil.

  • Kayla
    Kayla 21 日 前

    Time to step it up and do like the Philippines do...

  • Q Series
    Q Series 23 日 前

    my favorite map in r6siege, but shity place irl

  • Rich Rodriguez
    Rich Rodriguez 23 日 前

    Great footage and good narration. Thank you

  • Anton EightBall
    Anton EightBall 26 日 前

    Stop blaming “corruption” many places in the world have corruption. As a matter of fact my home country in Armenia has plenty yet we are one of the most non violent countries in Europe with the lowest crime rates. We even just had a revolution with not one bullet fired or drop of blood. It’s all on the people my friends. You are in control.

  • TheEarthIsn'tFlatPleaseStopIt

    Leftist utopia. This is already happening in the US. Thanks democrats.

  • L Lee
    L Lee 27 日 前

    thanks so much :)

  • Kathia Landaverde
    Kathia Landaverde ヶ月 前

    looking at far distances, from the beach to land, not to be mean, but it looked like a pile of trash not house. But when I look at it again, it is houses, and I'm not saying it in a mean way, I'm just pointing out of the vision from distance

  • Ibrahimabubakar Siddiqui

    I live in karachi

  • Mega Selfie
    Mega Selfie ヶ月 前

    Communism is evil!!!

  • Display Name
    Display Name ヶ月 前

    Quão eficaz será a lei marcial no RIO DE JANEIRO? Será como a tentativa de Duterte ou da China de controlar e eliminar o desespero infestado de drogas? How effective will martial law be in RIO DE JANEIRO? Will it be like Duterte or China's attempt at controlling and eliminating the drug infested despair?

  • CGST
    CGST ヶ月 前

    I would hate to be an electrician in that part of Rio. Jeez what a mess.

  • Rui Manuel
    Rui Manuel ヶ月 前

    Quem aki e do brasil fale português??

  • P L
    P L ヶ月 前 +1

    Good vídeo😌

  • Cleberson Pansera
    Cleberson Pansera ヶ月 前

    Nice video but you should have said that Brazilian police is not only the one that most kill but also the one most killed in the world, it’s not easy to be a policeman in these areas.

  • walkerjoe651
    walkerjoe651 2 ヶ月 前


  • annprehn
    annprehn 2 ヶ月 前

    Our poor live in tents on the streets.

  • Sacred Jedi
    Sacred Jedi 2 ヶ月 前

    Its not what he be sayin maaaaaan

  • Fernando Dobbin
    Fernando Dobbin 2 ヶ月 前

    I have lived in Rio my entire life, 25 years noe. You forgot to mention that these favelas are a shithole, full of drugs, murders, rapes, theft and violence of all sorts. Organized crime has dominated these places for decades and is heavily armed. Stop romanticizing the worst of our city and help us fix it.

  • Matheus Gonçalves
    Matheus Gonçalves 2 ヶ月 前

    A policia mata pra não morrer meu amigo.

  • Pepe Ramon Rodriguez
    Pepe Ramon Rodriguez 2 ヶ月 前

    Relax with the socialist comments, thats all Im going to say

  • Rory Scottish
    Rory Scottish 2 ヶ月 前


  • Mike Oxlong
    Mike Oxlong 2 ヶ月 前

    After you visit BG you'll know the real Brazil👍

  • Joe Lujan
    Joe Lujan 2 ヶ月 前

    I love the music! Sounds like Bonobo with a bit of Plaid... like Tortoise at moments.

    BANANA BUS 2 ヶ月 前


  • DiegoPharm
    DiegoPharm 2 ヶ月 前

    needs a new documentary, the pacification did not work, the Rio police and the one who dies the most in the confrontations! and also an error the largest favela in Brazil is on the outskirts of Brasília in the city of Ceilândia, "sun rising and sunset" and does not need to be in hills ..

  • hasan affandi
    hasan affandi 2 ヶ月 前

    Call of duty MD 2 were the best

  • Gabriela Ondir
    Gabriela Ondir 2 ヶ月 前

    Glad that you knew about gangs in alemao and didnt entered

  • jackpaice
    jackpaice 2 ヶ月 前

    That was beautiful. Thanks for making this video!

  • Bianca Britt
    Bianca Britt 2 ヶ月 前

    favelas are a big problem in terms of crime and desperation of social classes and race .. Why not just destroy them and relocate its inhabitants into integrated housing .. Even if Brazil has never had formal segregation like America or South Africa these settlements are a form of segregation , they close off darker lower income from the rest of society

  • A Rose that Blooms in Early May

    Clickbait. Show the reality.

  • Bruno Pimenta
    Bruno Pimenta 2 ヶ月 前

    you didnt went to the favela do alemão because they are run by drug trafcking gangs your a joke what kind of journalist are you? there are journalists going into the middle of war zones to report and here you are afraid of going into the favelas

    • Keyboard
      Keyboard 2 ヶ月 前

      Most journalists who do go to war zones are embedded with friendly armed forces or goes under their supervision, as in they choose which areas are safe enough for that journalist to go and escort him. Those who go into enemy territory have an agreement with them and are usually restricted in what they can or cannot film.

  • Martsuha
    Martsuha 2 ヶ月 前

    Eu acho isso meio triste e legal ao mesmo tempo porque de um jeito muitas pessoas no mundo incluindo em Brasil simplesmente tem medo de ir em Rio por causa da violência, e o outro nunca ia imaginar que teria pessoas que vivem uma vida tao criativa. A corrupcao esta de mais da conta e so parece que vai piorar:(

  • wise thoughts
    wise thoughts 2 ヶ月 前

    Its a big shithole

  • 1 Chance Music Group
    1 Chance Music Group 2 ヶ月 前

    what a great video and short story. thanks so much for sharing. very inspiring.

  • Anton Rosenbäck
    Anton Rosenbäck 2 ヶ月 前


  • Frank Baumann
    Frank Baumann 2 ヶ月 前

    Zest and creativity?? You mean dangerous death traps

  • Maximus Moretta
    Maximus Moretta 2 ヶ月 前

    Now Vox don't go making it cool for Western hipsters to visit favelas...

  • mickey dickey
    mickey dickey 3 ヶ月 前

    Ran through the favelas in a max Payne game.... That was bad enough

    MIKENIKE 3 ヶ月 前

    Oh look they’re “thriving” in creative ways right vox? Why don’t you hippies go and live there then

  • Raul Andreo de Paiva
    Raul Andreo de Paiva 3 ヶ月 前

    Knowing about the good things that sprung on the complexes restores a little hope...
    But the police kills for arrests ratio was quite shocking...

  • andrepøiy111999
    andrepøiy111999 3 ヶ月 前

    So kinda like the Kowloon Walled City but to a way larger scale

  • NewC
    NewC 3 ヶ月 前

    I'm glad the world gets to see the reality of many over here. All that this government of ours does is steal and oppress... SMH

  • 44 Liam
    44 Liam 3 ヶ月 前

    No one talking about favela on rainbow six siege

  • Punisher Bot
    Punisher Bot 3 ヶ月 前

    He just said....the favella is home to some of the most peaceful and resourceful people in the world...🤣🤣🤣🤣
    SAO PAULO is the worst of the worst for violence...

  • T-posing Recruit
    T-posing Recruit 3 ヶ月 前

    Rainbow six siege¿?

  • Mike VanIn
    Mike VanIn 3 ヶ月 前

    I think most of the narrative of this video is horseshit. Anyway - what I want to know is: how are essential services like electricity, water and sewage provided, installed, managed and paid for? These are headaches for well-regulated, well-equipped and well-funded (i.e. taxed with rates, permits and licenses) cities. Where can we read/see more on the community organisations that handle these issues in the favelas?

  • Save the Planet
    Save the Planet 3 ヶ月 前 +1

    Wow you are on a whole 'nother level of ignorant. PMA and all, but the favelas are literally some of the most dangerous places on Earth so this video is just like watching a rape with heart-shaped glasses, popcorn and Coke.

    ALICE AQUARIUS 3 ヶ月 前 +1

    These comments have missed the point of this video. This video makes an effort to show the dark side but the aim of the video is to not demonize people that grew up and live there, that they are doing their best. To show another side that the world usually doesn’t see.... I mean, He literally says he can’t go into a specific favela bcs of how dangerous it is...

  • riskbusin3ss
    riskbusin3ss 3 ヶ月 前

    Good video, but don’t agree w last statement of his as said drugs n gangs is just small slice of favelas

  • Arthur Belousov
    Arthur Belousov 3 ヶ月 前

    I am not sure how to say this, but I kinda like the style of these favela districts. These houses may looks so muddled up, but it also wakes a excited feeling/mood in me, a feeling of trust, family, community. I am sure if the circumstances/standarts of living would be better in that places, many may find their way into these places, like myself :) I would like to live in such a place, but just without crime and corruption. I hope that Rio will recover from it's crisis soon...

  • Dan
    Dan 3 ヶ月 前

    Brazilians are great people..i know a lot of them in Boston Ma.

  • Jimonaldo
    Jimonaldo 3 ヶ月 前

    As a brazilian american, listening to the Vox guy continually failing to make the "ão" sound kind of kills me inside, but I also get it.

  • Tuppoo94
    Tuppoo94 3 ヶ月 前 +1

    Favelas are "informal communities", meaning that they were built ILLEGALLY in potentially dangerous places. Many favelas are at risk of being destroyed in landslides, for example. Because they were built illegally, the city police has a significantly reduced presence. This leads to a massive amount of crime, which is boosted by the unplanned structure of the favelas, giving the criminals plenty of hiding places for themselves or for guns, drugs, etc. Also, "makeshift solutions to basic needs like electricity and running water" is an interesting way of saying many of the residents are STEALING electricity and water.

  • Hashem Haza
    Hashem Haza 3 ヶ月 前

    The trash garden is beautiful wish more of us do that

  • Xander Cozaciuc
    Xander Cozaciuc 3 ヶ月 前

    EU in a few years

  • giuliano ribeiro
    giuliano ribeiro 3 ヶ月 前

    isso não representa a grandeza do Brasil !isso e esgoto a céu aberto!

  • Tika Nguyen
    Tika Nguyen 3 ヶ月 前

    The hills views are much more beautiful. They might not have a million dollar but they have a million dollar view.

  • Toma Teodora
    Toma Teodora 3 ヶ月 前

    She come from the favela
    Hills of Santa Theresa

  • danyjr
    danyjr 3 ヶ月 前

    2:35 smplz 8:47

  • Guilherme Zubatch
    Guilherme Zubatch 3 ヶ月 前

    How many policeman die in duty every day ?

  • fladave99 Mills
    fladave99 Mills 3 ヶ月 前

    Politicians are concerned with ONE THING - BRIBES

  • Daniel Sousa
    Daniel Sousa 3 ヶ月 前

    Those faces on the walls are from vhills :) nice video

  • Cá heo sông Amazon
    Cá heo sông Amazon 3 ヶ月 前

    odeio favela

  • combatLaCarie
    combatLaCarie 3 ヶ月 前

    Is growing fruit in a garden that is built from trash a good idea?

  • JF Lebeaux
    JF Lebeaux 3 ヶ月 前

    They're populated with barbaric low IQ cockroach people, that's why it's a mess. Put Scandinavian people and you'll have harmony and order in less than a year.

  • angry reader
    angry reader 3 ヶ月 前

    Vox: The solution? Upzoning.

  • cheapsmokes
    cheapsmokes 3 ヶ月 前


  • Andrew Comings
    Andrew Comings 3 ヶ月 前

    This is a very well-rounded analysis. We have featured it here:

  • Nubias
    Nubias 3 ヶ月 前

    This is a very fixable issue,Brazil's government is made up of selfish,greedy cowards! they spent about 13 billion
    on the olympic games but can't spend that money on their citizens,for housing,jobs,healthcare education?

  • Rockony
    Rockony 3 ヶ月 前

    When I hear Favela I’m Thinking of play call of duty

  • Andrew Johnson
    Andrew Johnson 3 ヶ月 前

    i'm 100% sure I could run across the roof tops and escape via helo.

  • Tian T
    Tian T 3 ヶ月 前

    Which 6 favelas did you "experience your life" in, that you haven't died being so foreign holding that coconut drink. This entire video is made on the tourist fantasy drug. I hope more hipster tourists go visit favelas after this video chasing their dreams and continue to contribute their wallet and life to the legend of Latin America Favelas. btw, after you experience a robbery on gun point, or several for that matter, I think the next time you see someone robbing you, you would want to shoot their head off too.

      HUXTABLE 3 ヶ月 前

      Tian T I’d go but I don’t want my head chopped off sorry

  • Marona and the Lapis Lazuli

    doesnt Alemao mean „Germany“? I am confused

  • John Henley
    John Henley 3 ヶ月 前

    This guy does good videos for vox

  • Gabriel Lunkes
    Gabriel Lunkes 3 ヶ月 前

    As a Brazilian, what scares me most is that I just believe that favelas in Brazil are a lost cause. I see no hope. It's one step forward, two steps back.

  • João Cláudio
    João Cláudio 3 ヶ月 前

    You forgot to mention that the city of Rio, and the Rio de Janeiro State itself, are suffering from huge levels of public indebtedness; the public power doesn't have new tax or loans revenues to expand the public works and etc, instead having to deal with enormouse public pensions and salaries (corruption etc). So it is fair to say that in most favelas the drug gangs rule as a informal public power, even going as far as to protect the comunity from the normal thiefs and petty crimes (as long as they can safely sell their drugs and arms, that is); this created a situation in which a considerable amount of Rio's population actually prefer to live under the protection of the informal State of the cartel's and not under Rio's constitutionally legitime power.