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Rio de Janeiro, back to the dump by Ariel Subira

In 2012 Rio de Janeiro authorities closed down a garbage dump known as Gramacho Garden  (Jardim Gramacho) in Duque de Caxias, outskirts of the city, as requested by the Olimpic Games comitee for 2016 Games. They promised urban developments and the cleaning of the area for the better of the dwellers. After 5 years, promises are gone with the wind and the garbage reappeared in the place. People got back to dig in the garbage to survive. A clear example on how governments can spend astronomic sums of money in the infrastructure of a few weeks lasting Olympic Games, without working out at all the problem of poverty.

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In 2012 Rio de Janeiro authorities closed down a garbage dump known as Gramacho Garden (Jardim Gramacho) in Duque de Caxias, outskirts of the city, as requested by the Olimpic Games comitee for 2016 Games. They promised urban developments and the cleaning of the area for the better of the dwellers. After 5 years, promises are gone with the wind and the garbage reappeared in the place. People got back to dig in the garbage to survive. A clear example on how governments can spend astronomic...
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Headline: Brazil poverty
Author: Ariel Subira/Archivolatino


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