Rio de Janeiro’s favelas are undergoing some extreme social changes. 

The armed police, in an attempt to get rid of the high levels of crime, forcefully take out the armed drug gangs, after which the “Pacification Police” comes in to try make sure it stays calm in these densely populated neighborhoods.

Kadir van Lohuizen documented the Favela de Santa Teresa and Favela Vila Cruzeiro, which are both occupied by the army, contrasting these with photographs from the Favela Lixao and Chapadao, places that are not pacified and are still under the control of drug gangs.

This story is part of NOOR group project “The New Brazil

 

Brazil, the pacification of the favela's in Rio
Brazil, the pacification of the favelas in Rio
Brazil, the pacification of the favela's in Rio
Brazil, the pacification of the favela's in Rio
Brazil, the pacification of the favelas in Rio
Brazil, the pacification of the favelas in Rio
Brazil, the pacification of the favelas in Rio
Brazil, the pacification of the favelas in Rio
Brazil, the pacification of the favelas in Rio
Brazil, the pacification of the favelas in Rio
Brazil, the pacification of the favelas in Rio
Brazil, the pacification of the favelas in Rio
Brazil, the pacification of the favelas in Rio
Brazil, the pacification of the favelas in Rio
Brazil, the pacification of the favelas in Rio
Brazil, the pacification of the favelas in Rio
Brazil, the pacification of the favelas in Rio
Brazil, the pacification of the favelas in Rio
Brazil, the pacification of the favelas in Rio
Brazil, the pacification of the favela's in Rio
Brazil, the pacification of the favelas in Rio