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Brazilian police invade Rio’s biggest slum in bid to bring security before World Cup, Olympics – The Washington Post

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazilian police backed by armored military vehicles have invaded Rio de Janeiro’s biggest slum. Hundreds of black-clad, rifle-armed officers began swarming into the Rocinha shantytown early Sunday. Experts say it’s the most important step yet in bringing security to Rio de Janeiro before it hosts the …

Southeast Asian Slums Network For Housing Rights : NPR

Fast economic growth in many countries often carries a high price for some of the poorest residents: Vast slums are cleared by urban planners and commercial developers, sometimes by force. But there’s a growing international movement of activists who are fighting for slum-dwellers’ housing rights. Phnom Penh: A Rising Lake …