Cleyton Martins, his mother and his daughter
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'Moving has made life more difficult'

Brazilian Cleyton Martins says life has become harder for his family after they were evicted from their favela in Rio and moved to Campo Grande, an hour and a half away from the city centre.

Seven months ago the 27-year-old restaurant worker moved with his mother and his daughter in to one of 800 houses built for people whose homes were condemned to make way for the new roads that are being built in preparation for the 2016 Olympic Games.

But he says there are no play areas for children, and no nearby medical facilities.

Robin Lustig is reporting from Brazil for The World Tonight on BBC Radio 4 at 2200 GMT on Friday, 1 July or listen again on the BBC iPlayer.

  • 30 Jun 2011