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People residents of the Rocinha in Rio do not trust of military presence in Favela

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According Folha Newspaper residents of the Rocinha slum demonstrated resentment when it came to the media, which, in their view, has been prioritizing the impacts that the conflict has had on wealthier neighborhoods.

The newspaper spent a night at the Rocinha slum in Rio de Janeiro, which has witnessed shootings and deaths over the past week.

“Ever since the soldiers arrived, everything has been fine”, said Fátima, 28, a beautician. “But after, they will leave, and “Globo” [a television network] will leave, and then what?”.

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