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A Brazilian ghetto, the toughest neighborhoods you would ever want to find yourself in. Makes American ghettos and barrios look tame. Even the police are afraid to enter.
Tourist: Hey, we should go check out those shanty towns, they look interesting.

Brazilian: That's a favela, you'll get fucked up, ignorant American.
by paulista July 15, 2008

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