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Hi, all. I can only write about Buenos Aires, not Rio. However, you might find this interesting.
This is a villa (there are many, but this is the most important because of the location) is built around the train stations in downtown Buenos Aires. Indeed, the photos are fantastic. We start with the year 2000 and end in 2012. These people come from neighboring countries — Paraguay, Peru, Bolivia and the poorer provinces of Argentina. Many of them are honest and hard-working and would prefer to earn enough to live outside the Villas, where drug abuse and crime are prevalent. The present political system encourages all with $$ subsidies for their voting power…
They do not pay electricity, since they can drain it from nearby lines. They do buy bottled gas to cook and heat. Cell phones (usually stolen) are everywhere. Their dream is to be accepted into the city and receive, among other advantages, sewer service.
Several years ago an architect managed to survey the area in general. He said that the number of cesspools and lack of sewers has turned the underground to swiss cheese and buildings might someday collapse. This was ten or so years ago and things are still going strong. A small house here can be sold for ten thousand dollars. Also, as you note, if you can’t build sideways you can build up… and up…
Moi et les trois chats joyeux == == ==
La parte que mas me gusta ……Es la comparación del ano 2000 con el 2012…. esas fotos son impagables….
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