U.S. House Speaker Visits Rio Favela: Daily

By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Speaker of the United States House of Representatives John Boehner visited one of Rio’s favelas yesterday, as part of the three-day official visit to Brazil. Boehner visited the Vidigal community in Rio’s Zona Sul (South Zone), which was recently taken back from drug traffickers is a high-profile pacification operation also involving Rio’s biggest favela, neighboring Rocinha.

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