NOS DO MORRO

By Gabriella Caponigro

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Luciano shows me the favela of his childhood, Pavaozinho, one of the favelas “pacificated” by an agreement between the municipality and the drug trade gangs which accepted to lay down arms after years of war. Actually - Luciano explains to me - the police ends to substitute for the drug trade gangs' control, by imposing a payoff. It was a very significant walk: a walk through kids' smiles, through interested and joyful looks … and with some sordid details. “Criança Esperança” is a...

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