Tagged with slums
Visiting one of Mumbai's slums was top on our list of things to do. We'd heard stories of hope and perseverance; of people building life from a few pieces of cardboard, corrugated steel and plastics. In fact, on our boat trip down the Amazon we met a Spaniard who had lived in a Mumbai slum and made a film about the fight over land. Over the course of his experience with the slum's inhabitants he ... View Essay »
A video from our roommate, journalist Douglas Engle:
"Brazilian Soldiers patrol near the Alemao slum in Rio de Janeiro Sept. 7, 2011 after a night of shootouts in the area. According to reports, members of a drug trafficking gang tried to retake the slum from the soldiers, who occupy it in a "pacification" operation since Nov. 2010."