In Rio, Residents More Likely to Obey Curfew Imposed by Criminals than Quarantine

Many may start disregarding government official measures calling for quarantine, but are likely to obey the curfew imposed by militia and drug traffickers.

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Last Saturday Brazilian criminal organizations that control some of Rio de Janeiro’s most populous favela communities declared a curfew for residents due to the fear of the Covid-19 contamination. Some residents say that quarantine adherence is likely to decrease as time goes on, but curfew observance will continue.

“The quarantine measures in favela communities work very differently from the rest of the city,” says Karine Moraes, who lives in Vila Cruzeiro, one of the communities of the Penha Favela Complex in the Northern region of the city, tells The Rio Times.

According to Moraes . . .

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