A woman stands in an alleyway. At 115 years old, Providencia is Rio de Janeiro's oldest favela, originally formed when veterans of the bloody Canudos war in Brazil's northeast moved to the city. In April 2010 the community was 'pacified' under the state government's program to restore law and order to informal housing communities, driving out drug trafficking criminal gangs. As a part of the pacification program a new cable car, or 'TelefErico', opened in July 2014. The second of its kind in Rio, the large infrastructure project has divided local residents, with transportation improvements coupled with the threat of forced evictions.