July 31, 2020

In Brazil, coronavirus crisis fuels new favela

Sao Paulo (AFP) – When Priscila Tomas da Silva’s husband lost his job loading trucks because of coronavirus shutdown measures in Sao Paulo, they faced a stark choice: pay the rent, or feed their six children.So they built a shack in a new favela emerging on the city’s northern outskirts, a symbol of the devastation the pandemic is causing in Brazil.The favela, in the Jardim Julieta neighborhood, has sprouted at an informal parking lot for semi-trucks.About four months ago, a crush of newly homeless people began turning it into a full-blown favela, or shantytown, as the fallout of COVID-19 wrea…

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