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Sunday, September 17, 2006

Geography and Brazil

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/5342168.stm

An interesting article on the BBC website which discusses the latest state of some favelas.
1 in 3 people in Rio de Janeiro live in slums, and the article suggests that there is a growing trend for turning residences into hostels to allow tourists to experience "the real Rio".

Good quote:

What appears to be the sound of gunshots rings out across the neighbourhood.

"Oh no, that's just fireworks," explains Louis. "It's because the football is on."

Wonder if they do a full Brazilian breakfast...

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