Living in the Crossfire: Favela Residents, Drug Dealers, and Police Violence in Rio De Janeiro is an exhaustive study of the violence that touches the daily lives of Rio de Janeiro’s favela residents caught in the crossfire bewteen police officers and the drug traffickers that control the favelas. This book provides vivid accounts from favela residents, human rights activists and policy makers and offers an analysis of public policies to address this grave problem while pointing out the underlying social and economic problems that exacerbate the situation.
Maria Helena Moreira Alves is retired from the University of the State of Rio de Janeiro. She twice received a Tinker International Fellowship to teach at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has worked with various human rights organizations, trade unions in Latin America, and NGOs. She is the author of State and Opposition in Military Brazil.
Philip Evanson is Associate Professor Emeritus in the Department of History and the former Director of the Latin American Studies Center at Temple University. He collaborated with author Rose Marie Muraro on the book Memórias de uma Mulher Impossível.
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