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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コメント数 • 3 674

  • Rui Manuel
    Rui Manuel 7 日 前

    Quem aki e do brasil fale português??

  • P L
    P L 10 日 前 +1

    Good vídeo😌

  • Cleberson Pansera
    Cleberson Pansera 10 日 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 12 日 前


  • annprehn
    annprehn 12 日 前

    Our poor live in tents on the streets.

  • Sacred Jedi
    Sacred Jedi 13 日 前

    Its not what he be sayin maaaaaan

  • Fernando Dobbin
    Fernando Dobbin 13 日 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 13 日 前

    A policia mata pra não morrer meu amigo.

  • Pepe Ramon Rodriguez

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

  • Rory Scottish
    Rory Scottish 16 日 前


  • Mike Oxlong
    Mike Oxlong 22 日 前

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

  • Joe Lujan
    Joe Lujan 25 日 前

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

    BANANA BUS 26 日 前


  • DiegoPharm
    DiegoPharm 27 日 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 29 日 前

    Call of duty MD 2 were the best

  • Gabriela Ondir
    Gabriela Ondir ヶ月 前

    Glad that you knew about gangs in alemao and didnt entered

  • jackpaice
    jackpaice ヶ月 前

    That was beautiful. Thanks for making this video!

  • Bianca Britt
    Bianca Britt 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

  • Aves
    Aves ヶ月 前

    "The ghetto"

  • A Rose that Blooms in Early May

    Clickbait. Show the reality.

  • Bruno Pimenta
    Bruno Pimenta 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 26 日 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 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 ヶ月 前

    Its a big shithole

  • 1 Chance Music Group

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

  • Anton Rosenbäck
    Anton Rosenbäck ヶ月 前


  • Frank Baumann
    Frank Baumann ヶ月 前

    Zest and creativity?? You mean dangerous death traps

  • Maximus Moretta
    Maximus Moretta ヶ月 前

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

  • mickey dickey
    mickey dickey ヶ月 前

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

    MIKENIKE 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

    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 ヶ月 前

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

  • NewC
    NewC 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 ヶ月 前

    No one talking about favela on rainbow six siege

  • Joe Haunt
    Joe Haunt 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 ヶ月 前

    Rainbow six siege¿?

  • Mike VanIn
    Mike VanIn 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 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 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 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 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 ヶ月 前

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

  • Jimonaldo
    Jimonaldo 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 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 ヶ月 前

    The trash garden is beautiful wish more of us do that

  • Xander Cozaciuc
    Xander Cozaciuc ヶ月 前

    EU in a few years

  • giuliano ribeiro
    giuliano ribeiro ヶ月 前

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

  • Tika Nguyen
    Tika Nguyen 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 ヶ月 前

    She come from the favela
    Hills of Santa Theresa

  • danyjr
    danyjr ヶ月 前

    2:35 smplz 8:47

  • Guilherme Zubatch
    Guilherme Zubatch ヶ月 前

    How many policeman die in duty every day ?

  • fladave99 Mills
    fladave99 Mills ヶ月 前

    Politicians are concerned with ONE THING - BRIBES

  • Daniel Sousa
    Daniel Sousa ヶ月 前

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

  • Cá heo sông Amazon

    odeio favela

  • combatLaCarie
    combatLaCarie ヶ月 前

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

  • JF Lebeaux
    JF Lebeaux 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 ヶ月 前

    Vox: The solution? Upzoning.

  • cheapsmokes
    cheapsmokes ヶ月 前


  • Andrew Comings
    Andrew Comings ヶ月 前

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

  • Nubias
    Nubias 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 ヶ月 前

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

  • Eduardo N
    Eduardo N ヶ月 前

    Bolsonaro neles!!

  • Andrew Johnson
    Andrew Johnson ヶ月 前

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

  • Tian T
    Tian T 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 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 ヶ月 前

    This guy does good videos for vox

  • Gabriel Lunkes
    Gabriel Lunkes 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 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.

    FREAK EVO ヶ月 前

    Modern warfare 2

  • wrestling geek
    wrestling geek ヶ月 前

    Every people who lives in that slum seems like they are hiding a artist inside them better than Mumbai slum it's my opinion comment which slums you think are the best and colourful Rio or Mumbai

  • Alex Avila
    Alex Avila ヶ月 前

    6:50 what do you compare a huge country to rio for it makes no sense think about how many people live in the whole untied states compared to rio. Think before you add that into the video 😂

  • Andrius Remisevskis A

    VOX is another low quality type of "journalism" of Internet generation...

  • Greg
    Greg ヶ月 前

    Another fact is that all police and politicians are corrupt(yes its a FACT,there's a movie about the police called ''elite troop''where a guy report it,and many Rio de Janeiro politicians are already in jail for corrpution,so all our politicians and police are part of a big mafia of drug dealers,EVEN THE NACIONAL ARMY are already caught supporting corrpution

  • Greg
    Greg ヶ月 前 +1

    My grandpa lives in a favela next to the hill owner(a big drug dealer)where police cannot even go to that place,the saddier is that the humilty people who live there really believe the drug dealers are the good guys,because they gave security,financial help in exchange of people help ,so they have a big guerila army.I think if the favela people did like the mexicans did with the drug cartels,stop supporting them and start a war with them,they couldnt use their guerila tatic and would end soon.
    Another fact is that all police and politicians are corrupt(yes its a FACT,there's a movie about the police called ''elite troop''where a guy report it,and many Rio de Janeiro politicians are already in jail for corrpution,so all our politicians and police are part of a big mafia of drug dealers,EVEN THE NACIONAL ARMY are already caught supporting corrpution

  • Flag Unit
    Flag Unit ヶ月 前

    Another failure of democracy. Not the peoples fault, who are creative, but the inept government.

  • Tim  Bassett
    Tim Bassett ヶ月 前

    Alemão means German

  • Jeff Zou
    Jeff Zou ヶ月 前

    Seems like a peaceful city, lots of artists and musicians! Would definitely like to visit someday. Tbh I think the “gangs” are just there to intimidate tourists haha

      HUXTABLE ヶ月 前

      Jeff Zou Have fun getting robbed and shot

  • Nucleric N
    Nucleric N ヶ月 前

    the table on 3:25, made out of the bike wheel is very creative!

  • Khalid Bell
    Khalid Bell ヶ月 前

    I love all of Vox, but borders is definitely my favorite. Thank you for showing the world through a much clearer lens.

  • Marcelle Pamponet
    Marcelle Pamponet ヶ月 前

    Just a small corrections, some images you use form Michael Jackson/Santa Marta are actually from Pelourinho in Salvador

  • deus ex
    deus ex ヶ月 前

    And yet we get blamed for all the slavery. Figures.

  • Dave Nix
    Dave Nix ヶ月 前


  • Manuela Dias
    Manuela Dias 2 ヶ月 前


  • Delfim Álvaro
    Delfim Álvaro 2 ヶ月 前

    That garden is beautiful!

  • CoolHand190
    CoolHand190 2 ヶ月 前

    Loving the Bonobo choice of music

  • Viktor Baláž
    Viktor Baláž 2 ヶ月 前

    The Cinematic have got me now for 101%.

  • Doria Hafsaoui
    Doria Hafsaoui 2 ヶ月 前

    It’s almost like kowloon wall city before it was destroyed

  • Kolt Gaming
    Kolt Gaming 2 ヶ月 前

    Bring favela back

  • Can we get to a million subs without anything

    The Survival Of The Creative

  • Doroteo Alvarez
    Doroteo Alvarez 2 ヶ月 前

    Rainbow six siege anyone?

  • Barkvase
    Barkvase 2 ヶ月 前


  • Lasse Riise
    Lasse Riise 2 ヶ月 前

    The Favelas is the true face of Brazil.

  • blood285a
    blood285a 2 ヶ月 前

    Hopefully this will encourage more tourists to take the "cab ride through the favelas" tour. It makes for catchy headlines!

    • blood285a
      blood285a 2 ヶ月 前

      The favelas in Diamentina are the best!

  • Tetsuya Hayami
    Tetsuya Hayami 2 ヶ月 前

    Fast Five was filmed there!

  • Stanislaw Oko
    Stanislaw Oko 2 ヶ月 前

    whats the music around 3:20? absolute class

  • Hope Yukizmizu
    Hope Yukizmizu 2 ヶ月 前

    show the drug lord houses.

  • Freelance opportunist
    Freelance opportunist 2 ヶ月 前 +2

    Powerlines are even crazier than Thailand

  • Super Mix The Hedgehog
    Super Mix The Hedgehog 2 ヶ月 前 +1


  • Lawrence Machin
    Lawrence Machin 2 ヶ月 前

    The man that made the garden is phenomenal

  • Patrick Wumbo
    Patrick Wumbo 2 ヶ月 前

    One of the best Call of Duty maps ever

  • Anthony Morales
    Anthony Morales 2 ヶ月 前