Apartheid for the poor in RioBlog, Tuesday, June 05, 2012 12:33:18
Authorities in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro began to build concrete walls around Favela - the slums of the city. Authorities said the measure is aimed at protecting the rainforest, but residents of Favela suggest that its real purpose is to isolate their neighborhoods of the city.
The director of public service management in Rio said that the walls are necessary, because Favela continue to expand and this is the main cause of deforestation. Authorities planned construction of 14 km runs about 13 Favela in Rio. For the duration of the ongoing conflict, police arrested 58 people suspected of sympathy for the illegal turnover of drugs. Last Saturday at the maximum security measures chiefs arrested for drug trafficking were transferred from Rio de Janeiro in prison in the western state of Matu-Grosu-du-Sul. Tam they are placed in complete isolation, the goal is maximum to hinder communication with the outside world. According to police data order early conflict erupted was a prison.
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