a blog with cultural bulimia.

Sunday, January 18, 2004

Brazilian Slums Seen as Pawns in Political Games

Estrutural, a Brazilian slum near the capital, Brasília, is home to 20,000 people. A United Nations report last year said that squatting worldwide had become a "business, often carried out with the active, if clandestine, participation of politicians, policemen and privateers of all kinds.