Brazilian Squatters and a Burmese Village
Katy Watson was surprised to find places called Gaza Strip and New Palestine in her new home city in Brazil. These new Sao Paulo neighbourhoods are being occupied by squatters – the Brazilian poor who struggle to find adequate housing while the city’s richer residents revel in the country’s booming economy. Katy Watson meets some of the activists behind the city’s squatting movement.
And, Robin Lustig thought he was fully prepared to visit a remote village in Burma still recovering six years after it was hit by Cyclone Nargis. But he didn’t expect to find green painted fingernails and frankfurter sausages.
(Photo: Youngsters play football in the Guarani shantytown in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Credit: Nelson Almeida/AFP/Getty Images)