Poverty Tourism – Section 02
Favela-tours are a way for tourists to discover the secrets of the poor parts in Rio de Janeiro. Brasil has a lot of so called favelas. These neighborhood are known for their violence. A favela-tour is a save way to see the poor in Brasil. These tours are fully criticized because they would encourage poverty and are nothing else than watching people like you do in a zoo. The tour-operators say that their tour is the way to feel like a local: “Don’t be a gringo, be a local”.