Brazil Favela Debutante Ball

Teenage girls from the Santa Marta “favela” slum prepare for their group debutante ball organized by the Pacifying Police Unit from their neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. All of the debutantes turned 15 this year, but few had the means to celebrate the milestone with one of the lavish blowoutsContinue reading “Brazil Favela Debutante Ball”

Teenage girls from the Santa Marta “favela” slum prepare for their group debutante ball organized by the Pacifying Police Unit from their neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. All of the debutantes turned 15 this year, but few had the means to celebrate the milestone with one of the lavish blowouts that are de rigueur among wealthier Brazilians. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

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