Stay away from the favalas (slums) in Manaus. These are durg infested, dirty, and impovished areas. Crime is huge and common in these areas. The poores favelas look like garbage dumps, the homes are on stilts to get above the flooding and to get away from all the trash and decay in the ground. Stay away from these areas.
The poor and poorer favelas, or slums (small homes on stilts), can be very dangerous. Drug dealing is common and popular amongst the poorest of the favelas. The crime rate is very high in these places. The poor sell drugs to the poorer and it is an endless chain. The different colors of falava homes represent the different types of drugs they sell. These areas are very dangerous, and I reccoment only seeing them from a far. (pictures comming soon)