Informal settlements have sprung up across the country amid Brazil’s ongoing COVID-19 crisis and its economic fallout.
Charlotte Peet is a freelance journalist based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She covers human-rights and social issues, music, culture and travel in Braz... il and wider Latin America.
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