The following pictures can be used to compare and contrast the poverty and wealth that exist side-by-side in Brazil.
This is one of Rio's Largest Slums
Real Parque Favela's Cingapuras
The Cingapuras are named after a urban renewal housing project for the poor that was developed in Singapore, hence the term ´Cingapura,´Portuguese for Singapore.
The favelas are the slums.
Real people live in slums, not all robbers and thieves.
There are houses made of cardboard and raw sewage ran visibly.
Favela man who collects paper and cardboard to sell in the city.
Real Parque slum goes up and over hills.
More Real Parque Slum Pictures
Rich "Condominios fechados": Closed condo apartments in the middle of Real Parque Favela
A cart used to collect cardboard.
Electrical wires for houses with electricity from the electric company. All extra wires are "gatos," illegally attached to the formal wires.
Pipe installed by favela residents - now broken - to carry sewage directly into the river below. (Only 30% of Sao Paulo city residents' sewage is treated, at least 70% flows directly into rivers.
This is a Typical São Paulo Slum
Favela, Cingapura, and luxury apartments.
Palafita houses built on stilts in the city of Manaus, located on the Rio Negro.
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This picture and the one below illustrate the parched land of Northeast Brazil where poor families live.
There are slums in Recife City that are shacks that line the highway and are really just shacks. Click here and you can view these shacks.