forced evacuations

  • Macega and Rocinha: The Dream of Decent Housing

    On July 18th Mundo Real visited Macega, an area of Rocinha considered by many to be the community’s poorest and most vulnerable to natural disasters. We went to Macega after intense rains that poured down from July 13th to July 17th resulted in landslides that effected a few houses and small businesses. In one case…

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  • Antonio Ximenes (A Community Leader Remembered)

    On July 27th one of Laboriaux’s most beloved and respected residents passed away. Antonio Ximenes was born in 1949 in the northeastern state of Ceará. He moved to Rocinha as a young man, originally settling in the area around Valão and Boiadeiro. Ximenes, along with Seu Martins and others affiliated with Rocinha’s Catholic Church, played…

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