Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas

A Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Campinas, a partir de valores ético-cristãos, considerando as características socioculturais da realidade, tem como missão produzir, enriquecer e disseminar o conhecimento, contribuindo com a construção de uma sociedade justa e solidária, por meio de suas atividades de Ensino, Pesquisa e Extensão, visando à capacitação profissional de excelência e à formação integral da pessoa humana.

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Brutal police raids on São Paulo’s so-called ‘Crackland’ have shocked the city and paved the way for redevelopment of this prime piece of real estate. Paulo Whitaker/Reuters

At what cost gentrification? São Paulo expels drug users and razes buildings to ‘revitalise Crackland’

Luz, a once-elegant 19th-century neighbourhood in downtown São Paulo, is prime real estate. But redevelopment means clearing out a homeless encampment known as "Crackland".
Brazil’s favelas are famous, but so are its ambitious efforts to bring roads, water, electricity, and land rights to its informal urban settlements. eflon/flickr

Is this the end of slum upgrading in Brazil?

For decades, Brazil has worked to improve conditions in its poorest neighbourhoods: building roads, drainage, lighting, and safer housing. Will budget cuts end its ambitious slum-upgrading efforts?

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