Monday, September 12, 2005

Our Local Community - Eldorado


Our Local Community - 27, originally uploaded by carf.

In April 2001, 15 of 32 homicides committed in the municipality of Diadema took place in the Eldorado neighbourhood, our surrounding community and home for most of the children attended by CARF's Street Migration prevention Programme at our Hummingbird Cultural Activity Centre. The region faces serious social, economic and housing problems and has the highest rate of violence and incidences of youth in conflict with the law.

Photo by Gregory J. Smith (CARF), São Paulo - BRAZIL.

2 Comments:

Blogger MetaMutator said...

Eldorado eh. That's quite a bit of irony flying there!

6:57 AM  
Blogger CARF Brazil said...

Very true too!
That's the real name of our community.
It was once a paradise for the wealthy city people who would come out here in the weekends to relax in their summer houses, until the area was invaded by the underprivileged poor in search of jobs in São Paulo. This uncontrolled growth caused social havoc and the results are what we see today... Eldorado hah!

10:56 AM  

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