Cable cars are seen over the Complexo do Alemao slum in Rio de Janeiro March 15, 2014. After a half-century of neglect, it seemed the government finally cared about Rio's notorious slums, or favelas,... more 
Cable cars are seen over the Complexo do Alemao slum in Rio de Janeiro March 15, 2014. After a half-century of neglect, it seemed the government finally cared about Rio's notorious slums, or favelas, with the implementation of an effort to reclaim huge swaths of the city from criminals. This was done through police occupations of historically violent neighbourhoods. Five years into the program, police now occupy 37 major favelas, home to 1.5 million people. Picture taken March 15, 2014. To match Insight BRAZIL-SLUMS/ REUTERS/Pilar Olivares (BRAZIL - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS SOCIETY POVERTY) less 
1 / 31
Reuters | Photo By PILAR OLIVARES / REUTERS
Fri, Mar 28, 2014 7:52 AM EDT