Economic challenges in Rio ( + solutions)

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  • economic challenges in Rio ( + solutions)
    • unemployment
      • A recession in 2015 increased unemployment in Rio; wide contrasts in wealth; unemployment rates in favelas are over 20%; most people work in the informal economy where jobs are poorly paid and irregular
        • The Schools of Tomorrow programme aims to improve education in the poor and violent areas; free child care is provided to enable teenage parents to return to education
    • crime
      • Murder, kidnapping and armed assault occur regularly; powerful gangs control drug trafficking in many of the favelas
        • In 2013, Pacifying Police Units (UPPs) were established to reclaim favelas from drug dealers; police have taken control of some crime-dominated favelas


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