Rio's poor fear loss of homes

Brazilian city's $20bn vision for football World Cup and Olympic Games leaves slum-dwellers in the lurch.

    Football's World Cup and the Olympic Games are pushing some of the poorest people in Brazil out of their homes.

    Some residents in parts of Rio de Janeiro's favelas (slums) will have their homes demolished to make way for developments - in line with the city's vision for the 2014 and 2016 games. But that is a $20bn vision that does not seem to have the interests of its poor at heart.

    Al Jazeera's Gabriel Elizondo reports from Rio's Mangueira metro shantytown.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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