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Shooting goals and AK-47s: The ‘other’ soccer cup in Rio’s favelas – Al Jazeera America

Shooting goals and AK-47s: The ‘other’ soccer cup in Rio’s favelas
Al Jazeera America
It was named after “Alliance for Progress,” President John F. Kennedy’s economic-development program for Latin America. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, cocaine from neighboring Bolivia arrived in Rio. Vila Alianca became a strategic location for