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By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - While tours of favela communities in Rio de Janeiro are nothing new, over the years there has become increased sensitivity to how visitors interact with these neighborhoods. The goal for many is to move away from "poverty peeping" from safari jeeps to immersive and interpersonal walking tours offering opportunities to see the culture and unique beauty these areas provide, and bring resources into the community.

One of these operators is Rio Cultural Secrets whose main goal is to encourage sustainable entrepreneurship by stimulating tourism. Recently they have begun promoting tours in . . .

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