The Week That Was in Latin America Photo Gallery

In this Friday, Aug. 29, 2014 photo, a teenage girl from the Santa Marta “favela” slum exits a police car as she takes the hand of an officer who patrols her neighborhood, as she arrives to Copacabana for a group debutante ball organized by her slum’s Pacifying Police Unit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. TheContinue reading “The Week That Was in Latin America Photo Gallery”

In this Friday, Aug. 29, 2014 photo, a teenage girl from the Santa Marta “favela” slum exits a police car as she takes the hand of an officer who patrols her neighborhood, as she arrives to Copacabana for a group debutante ball organized by her slum’s Pacifying Police Unit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The ball, which relied on volunteers who coiffed and made up the girls and a formal wear shop that loaned the dresses, helped build goodwill between pacified favelas’ residents and the officers who patrol them. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

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