The Press: Carioca's Revenge

Brazil was not amused to see itself in a five-part LIFE Magazine study of Latin America last spring. Photographer Gordon Parks had paid a visit to a Rio de Janeiro favela, or slum, and recorded with his camera the often noted but still incredible squalor in which the favelados live—within a ten-minute drive of Rio's beautiful Copacabana Beach. But if Brazilians were stung by the truths of LIFE'S camera, by last week in the pages of O Cruzeiro (circ. 700,000), Brazil's largest picture magazine, they were reaping the rich satisfaction of having retaliated specifically in kind.

In a precise imitation of Parks's...

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