Flimsy shacks and empty new apartments: Brazil’s housing crisis tears urban fabric

By Dom Phillips, December 16, 2014

RIO DE JANEIRO — The slum is called Promised Land, a ramshackle row of earth-floored wooden shacks in Guadalupe, a western suburb of Rio de Janeiro. “Everyone lives in a hut. If you go in, you will see the inhuman conditions,” said Sheyla Durval, 58, a resident.Read full article >>