Putting favelas on the map.

Rio’s famous favelas finally claim their proper place on the city’s and Google’s maps. By Juliana Barbassa, Associated Press.

Look at most maps of Rio de Janeiro. The beaches are easy to spot, as are the iconic ocean-front neighborhoods of Copacabana and Ipanema. In the middle is a vast forest. What’s less identifiable are the blank swaths with no streets, landmarks or other signs of human habitation.
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