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Rio's Concentration Camp: The Drug Scene In The Favela Maré

We are at the Maré complex, a grouping of favelas in the northern region of Rio de Janeiro.

A place of absurdities and powers, where stories sewn together form part of the history of the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and the world. Here, it is blatant what society, in a mixture of confusion and shame, tries to hide. To simplify Maré in order to understand what life looks like here is impossible: it is complex and can bring together opposites, challenging reason. The tentacles of a corrupt system of exploitation certainly reach here.

Written by Mirna Wabi-Sabi & Hannah Vasconcellos.
Photographed Fabio Teixeira.

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