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Brazil's Globo.com says Google's all-seeing eye has laid bare 51 municipalities in the states of São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Minas Gerais, and virtual tourists are invited to roam, for example, the picturesque historic mining town of Ouro Preto:

Street View captures Ouro Preto

What they can't do is visit Rio's less picturesque favelas, since the Great Satan of Mountain View apparently decided areas such as Rocinha are too dodgy even for its Orwellian black Opels:

Satellite view of Rocinha, with no Street View data available

Here's as far as the snoopmobile dared to penetrate into Rocinha - just far enough to give a taste of what lies beyond...

As far as the Street View vehicle goes into Rocinha

This no-go zone is perhaps just as well for Google Brazil's "Informar de uma incidencia" team, who who clearly have enough work on their hands disposing of corpses outside the country's famed shanty towns. ®

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