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Mega-Inequality in Urban Mega-Regions

Posted on 27 March 2010 by editor

Polluted river by a shanty town in Argentina. Credit: Courtesy UN-HABITAT

By Fabiana Frayssinet and Mario Osava

RIO DE JANEIRO, Mar 26, 2010 (IPS) – Basic services that are collapsing or non-existent, overcrowding, pollution: these are big-city problems that are compounded in developing countries by poverty and inequality. Continue Reading

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Fewer Slum Dwellers Thanks to Upgrading

Posted on 24 March 2010 by editor

Favela Dona Marta, Rio de Janeiro, seen from Corcovado. Credit: Brian Snelson

By Fabiana Frayssinet

RIO DE JANEIRO, Mar 22, 2010 (IPS) – A United Nations report published ahead of the Fifth World Urban Forum in Brazil says the proportion of the population of this country living in “favelas” or shantytowns was reduced 16 percent between 2000 and 2010. Continue Reading

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