Αλήθεια τι είναι η Favella? Που βρίσκεται? Τι γίνεται εκεί? Μια μικρή έρευνα από την Intermediate τάξη μας! (πηγή Rio De Janeiro -Unit 6 ,Journeys B1, Coursebook- Hillside Press, published in 2010
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Favela (which is a Brazilian-Portuguese word for "slum) is the name given to the very poor areas of Rio.
The favelas are neighbourhoods with poorly-made homes that have usually been built by the people living in them.
Although they 're racially-mixed , the majority were created when black slaves were given their freedom in 1888, but had no jobs or homes to go to.
It's impossible to drive a car into most favelas because the streets are very narrow.
In these alleys , crime rates are very high because of the gang culture that exists there.