By Mary Carroll, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In the same way that distinction can be drawn between the lower, middle and upper classes of most neighborhoods, the economic differences are becoming more apparent in some of Rio's favela communities. Following the general dynamics of the city, the favelas of Zona Sul (South Zone) are widely held to be more prosperous than those of their counterparts in Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed? Login Here