Brazil shanty cities
In latest years, tourist attractions in Brazil's shanty cities, or "favelas" have become famous. The colorful Santa Marta in Rio de Janeiro, which was visited by people like Michael Jackson, Madonna and Beyonce, is among the most well-known.
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