Favelas in Rio are Drawing More Tourists

By Andrew Willis, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Roughly half the tourists that travel to Rio de Janeiro plan on visiting one of the city’s favelas, according to a new study by researchers at the Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) institution. Also, perhaps surprisingly, the study suggests that Brazilian tourists are more inclined to visit the favelas than foreign tourists are.

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