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Showdown in Rio’s Favelas

For a long time, the government and most citizens tried to pretend that favelas didn’t exist (on city maps, the areas they occupied were traditionally rendered as blank). Now all eyes are on Rio de Janeiro’s showdown between police and military forces and the drug trafficking gangs that for years have controlled the favelas.

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The Latest from Bangkok

As you’ve probably seen in the headlines, parts of typically friendly and laid-back Bangkok looked like a war zone last week. Bangkok resident and Moon Living Abroad in Thailand author Suzanne Nam reflects on the past few months of political unrest in the country.

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