Why would you go to the favela?
Brazil is a big favela itself, I'm traveling to a nice place and right on my side there's a favela, you shouldn't come here
I do not recommend going, the favelas are places commanded by traffickers.
You will be killed if you visit them.
Man, I live in a small city(300k), in Brasil, and doesnt have any favela, but I know the reality, You have to know that, most part of the people who lives in favelas work, study... and arent bad people or criminals, but there are a lot of gangs that are there. So, like, they corrupt poor people that dont have money, but is not like: "oh, im gonna die if i get to a favela" no.
You cab search more about it and see why the favelas exist, youll se that is becouse of when the people started to work on city industries and got out of the farms, the rich people didnt want the people who worked on factories, living on the city center.
Favela is most like an suburban neighborhood of any other country
You shouldn't, you can get into shootings, and that happens Everytime police tries to go up there or between factions of drug/ arms dealers
Are we all talking about RIO?
you just have to respect their laws, favelas works like another country
It depends on the place where you walk by: the places for tourists such like Copacabana, Ipanema, Flamengo, Barra da Tijuca and others are not so dangerous (i´m talking about the risk of beeing killed, because thieves are everywhere, i mean, if you´re a foreigner here you should not expose cell phones all the time, or use things such like gold collars or expensive watches on open places), but it´s not so dangerous like ppl say. I live in Rio de Janeiro and there are lotsa foreigners here on the Carnival.
There are pacified (by police) favelas and dangerous favelas with trafic and shit. Santa Marta, Rocinha and Vidigal are good for turism.
Half-BR from Rio here.
why is south east brazil much safer than the rest? i know thats where all european settlers moved but thats a lowkey racist conclusion
dont go you’ll get robbed, happened to my friend
depends on the city, they usually target foreigns (they think foreigns have money), but if u are thinking on go to brazil, don't go to Rio De Janeiro neither Sao Paulo
Do not visit the favelas unless you're feeling suicidal. Favelas are no joke. Don't listen to those ones saying it's okay to be there "as long as you don't do anything stupid". That's BS. Those freaks may shoot you on the spot if you smirk at them.