A restaurant in a favela in Rio
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Bars and restaurants are booming in Brazilian favelas

In the past, some favelas in Rio de Janeiro were dominated by drug dealers.

But after a police crackdown in 2008 a different picture is emerging. There seems to be a boom of bars and restaurants attracting local clients and even tourists.

BBC Mundo's Gerardo Lissardy reports

  • 15 May 2012