The Favelas(slums) are a part of the Carioca landscape, even if some people still believe that the word has a negative meaning. But what does it really mean? In the beginning of the 20th century, favelas were created by freed slaves. Thus, favela became a synonym of disadvantaged neighborhoods, which lacked infrastructure and social means.
We often associate favelas with violence, lack of savety and drug traffic. Nevertheless, we should look beyond