Favelas, also called slums, are a common characteristic of Brazil. Millions of people across Brazil live in small, rundown shacks for houses in neighborhoods referred to as favelas or what the English would call slums. Favelas in Brazil can be compared to what some English countries refer to as “the ghetto.” However, there are profound, unique characteristics to the Brazilian favelas which distinguish them from poor communities in other parts of the world.
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