Six Percent of Brazilians live in favelas

Posted on December 21, 2011 • Filed under: Brazil, Economy, Social Issues

The oldest favelas emerged in the late nineteenth century in Rio de Janeiro, then capital of Brazil, and then spread throughout the country.
Residents are often unhealthy conditions and a shortage of basic services, according to the Brazilian Government. 6% of Brazilians, 11.4 million people live in slums or informal settlements that are often unsanitary and deficient access to basic services, said the government of that country.
Throughout Brazil there were 3.22 million slum shacks or slums spread over 6329, most of which concentrates on the main urban centers of the country, according to 2010 census data released by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE). Read Article

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