Brazilian authorities are engaged in a deadly war against lawless slums that sprawl over the city's hills. Many have long been no-go zones for police. But recently, security forces have fought back, successfully reclaiming some of the worst areas. It's part of the city's effort to gentrify the slums ahead of the 2016 Olympic Games.
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