Longtime resident Sandra Maria de Sousa poses near her home in front of anti-demolition grafitti in the mostly demolished Vila Autodromo favela community in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Most residents of the favela community have moved out and had their properties demolished after receiving compensation for their homes which are located directly adjacent to the Olympic Park. A small fraction of remaining families are resisting the controversial evictions and remain in the community.
Fog hovers beneath Christ the Redeemer statue with the Cantagalo ‘favela’ in the foreground on Monday in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Special Operations Battalion (BOPE) Police officers patrol as residents move about the Sao Carlos slum complex where the bodies of two men were found in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Friday
Police patrol after shootings in Pavao-Pavaozinho, near Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Violent protests broke out after the body of dancer Douglas Rafael da Silva was discovered in the “favela”, amid allegations that he was beaten by police.
Children play around a man dressed as Batman in the Favela do Metro shantytown, near the Maracanã stadium, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Families living in this area refuse to have their homes demolished as part of a project to renovate the district before the Fifa World Cup begins in June.