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Poverty Tourism – Section 01

Poorism in Rio

"Don't be a gringo and take a favela tour"

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”.  

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