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Jan 19th 2004

Latin American Slums

There was a great article in The New York Times yesterday (Sunday) about Brazilian slums. It focuses on the political roots of their perpetuation. Well worth the read, especially if you’ve lived in Latin America.

Brazilian Slums Seen as Pawns in Political Games

2 Responses to “Latin American Slums”

  1. If this story interests you I recommend reading or watching the Cannes Film Festival Favorite “Cidade de Deus” or “City of God”. The writer actually grew up in one of these slums and wrote a book about it.

    Check the movie out at the link.

  2. David

    The link didn’t show for some reason.
    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0000D9PNX/qid=1074873408//ref=sr_8_xs_ap_i1_xgl74/104-4606338-8503954?v=glance&s=dvd&n=507846