If you didn’t know in Brazil they have specialized swat teams that enter the favelas since its so dangerous. Brazil will be hosting the 2014 World Cup as well as Olympics in 2016, they are furiously cracking down on drug lords and gangs (see video here –> Brazil Favela Video). I found this area unusual because it is literally steps away from the Presidential Palace in Asuncion, the capital of Paraguay.
I could throw a rock from the presidential palace and it would land here in the favela. While it wasn’t easy to actually to get to the capital, I had my heart set on entering the Brazilian favela until a man stepped out and advised me that I really REALLY did not want to enter. Notice how low to the ground the picture is, if I would have made it any lower on the street I had a 200% chance of getting mugged.