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The largest favela in Brazil is now located in Brasília and not in Rio or São Paulo

Brazilians were surprised when the government announced that the country's largest "favela" (slum) is located in the capital Brasilia, just 35 kilometers from the axis of power, and not in Rio de Janeiro or São Paulo, as it always was.

Favelas, a portrait of the inequality and misery of many Brazilian cities, are almost always linked to Rio de Janeiro by the violent police operations that leave many civilian casualties.

In a preliminary report of the 2022 census, the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) pointed out that Sol Nascente, a district with 32,081 houses, is . . .

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