On our planet, there are many places where each of us would like to visit and would gladly have platted his cozy nest. But there are places that should be avoided, if not you should not meddle, because there you real danger for life.
Cité Soleil, Port-au-Prince, Haiti
"Sun City" (so translated name of the district) is located on the outskirts of the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince. Most of the buildings is the slums and huts, in Cité Soleil dominated by poverty and crime is rampant. Streets drown in the mountains of garbage and sewage, sanitation is not here, so the area has long been a hotbed of dangerous diseases and viruses - the average life expectancy is less than 50 years old.
The police is trying not to appear in Cité Soleil, so there are all run by drug traffickers and kidnappers. According to representatives of the "Red Cross" slums "City of the Sun" - is the quintessence of all the Haitian problem: rampant unemployment, lack of education, lack of public organizations and services, unsanitary conditions, rampant crime and armed violence - all this can be found in virtually every corner of the archipelago but it is one of the districts of the capital manifested most clearly.
Trying to restore order in the slums of the UN in the year 2004 decided to introduce a limited military contingent in the area of Cité Soleil, peacekeepers managed to largely defuse the situation, but some problems remain. For some time the United Nations retained control of the area, but after the devastating earthquake of 2010, riots broke out with renewed vigor. Three thousand bombers under cover managed to escape from the prison, located near the Cité Soleil, and is now a gang of armed thugs still strikes fear in the peaceful local people.
Favelas of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rio, lying on the Atlantic coast, is incredibly beautiful. Thousands of tourists come here to admire the statue of Christ the Redeemer, to participate in the colorful carnivals and sunbathe on the beaches of Copacabana. However, there is another face of the city, virtually unknown to tourists idle amateur Brazilian sun and cool mojito: on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro's favelas spread wide - disadvantaged areas, consisting mainly of squalid shacks and huts.
The notorious favela Rosin has long been a transit point of drug traffickers, the cocaine shipped to Europe and the close cooperation of corrupt authorities and criminal world has meant that the gang leaders there feel privileged to live in prosperity and even luxury. One of the most notorious and famous drug lords in Rio until recently was Erismar Rodrigues Moreira, known as Bem-Te-Vi (Bem-Te-Vi - insectivorous bird, leading Brazil). His accomplices committed many brutal murders and gang Moreira was known that its members had a passion for gold-plated firearms. In 2005, the security services conducted an elaborate operation to arrest members of the gang, however, as a result of gunfire Moreira was killed.
On the eve of the Summer Olympic Games 2016 to be held in Rio de Janeiro, the city authorities are struggling to improve the situation in the favelas, some positive changes have already taken place.