geography aqa gcses, need advice on this 6 marker for rio de janeiroWatch this thread
my answer: many favelas (squatter settlements) in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (an urban city from a NEE) are controlled by powerful drug gangs. This hostile environment makes it a challenge for UPPs (pacifying police units) to patrol the area. Although in 2013 the UPPs were able to reclaim some favelas, around 5 favelas are still too dangerous for police to enter. this means that these favelas continue to be controlled by drug gangs, and in consequence the police cant keep many innocent people safe from drug trafficking and other illegal activities. another challenge is providing education as over 50% of children in rio de janeiro dont continue school after the age of 14. this is due to poverty in rio, which is concentrated in favelas, as many teenagers need to begin working young into order to financially support their families due to low household incomes. this ultimately creates a poverty cycle as people are not able to use opportunities in education to work in higher paying jobs.
what could i improve??
- By helping the govt demonstrate that suddenly the citizens now legally own the favelas
- By improving services the government will encourage more migration to the favelas.