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Social Tourism in Santa Marta Favela

By Felicity Clarke, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - One of the most popular activities for visitors to Rio de Janeiro are the controversial favela jeep tours. While guides often contribute a percentage of their fee to projects in those communities, as yet the people in the locals themselves have had little opportunity to be actively involved in the process of satisfying tourist curiosity in favela life. Rio Top Tour, a government initiative in Dona Marta (one of the first and most publicized . . .

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