In this dispatch from the field, 'Vanguard' correspondent Mariana van Zeller reports from what locals in Rio de Janeiro call the 'Gaza Strip' -- a dangerous street between two warring favelas.
In 'City of God, Guns & Gangs,' van Zeller investigates Brazil's fight to reclaim Rio de Janeiro's dangerous slums from drug gangs as the country readies itself to host both the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics.
'City of God, Guns & Gangs' premieres Wednesday, July 20 at 9/8c.
'Vanguard' is Current TV's no-limits documentary series whose award-winning correspondents put themselves in extraordinary situations to immerse viewers in global issues that have a large social significance. Unlike sound-bite driven reporting, the show's correspondents, Adam Yamaguchi, Christof Putzel and Mariana van Zeller, serve as trusted guides who take viewers on in-depth real life adventures in pursuit of some of the world's most important stories.
For more, go to http://current.com/vanguard. '
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