‘I went to the City of God’: Gringos, guns and the touristic favela

  title={‘I went to the City of God’: Gringos, guns and the touristic favela},
  author={Bianca Freire-Medeiros},
  journal={Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies},
  pages={21 - 34}
  • B. Freire-Medeiros
  • Published 1 March 2011
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies
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