By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Some of Rio's pacified favelas are becoming increasingly popular destinations for parties and events, with many featuring breathtaking views of the city coastline. To welcome in 2014 there are two notable favela parties to consider: The New Year’s Favela Party 2014 at Pavão-Pavãozinho and Réveillon at Alto Vidigal.

Offering perhaps the best view of the Copacabana Beach fireworks display in the city, is the event in the Pavão-Pavãozinho favela community. The fourth edition of the New Year’s Eve party will . . .

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