The pull of Rio's shanty towns

The pull of Rio's shanty towns

There are 44 comments on the BBC story from Sep 14, 2006, titled The pull of Rio's shanty towns. In it, BBC reports that:

Rio de Janeiro's numerous slums, or favelas, are notorious for being full of drugs, crime and guns.

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MKortz

Jackson, NJ

#1 Sep 14, 2006
If the young people of Brazil were offered opportunities for free educational development, coupled with gainful employment, this problem would not exist.
It is up to the Goverment of Brazil to make sure the their young people are exposed to positive experiences in education and employment.
Any failure to educate and employ their young people hurts the Brazilian Goverment image.
Adam

Norwich, UK

#2 Dec 13, 2006
Shanty towns are made from one person then more people come and thatís what makes a shanty town.
Most people in a shanty town canít afford rent or they are very poor.
We spoke to a person called Spyro who lives in a shanty town
And he said ďI have to live in one of these because I donít have enough money to pay the rentĒ
The living conditions in a shanty town are very appalling itís full of rubbish and has rats and many diseases. Many people in a shanty town are waiting for the keys to a new house but they say their going to get it tomorrow but they never do.
Mauru works in the city as a shoe polisher.
He gets 30p and he has to give half of it to his mother. Mauru has 11 people in his family.
Amy

Norwich, UK

#3 Dec 13, 2006
Shant towns are not very nice looking you should gey them souard out.

Thank YOU
Amy

Norwich, UK

#4 Dec 13, 2006
hELLO IS THERE ANT ONE THERE?
sarah

Norwich, UK

#5 Dec 13, 2006
please dont put trash up
Brazil fan

Coral Gables, FL

#6 Dec 28, 2006
MKortz wrote:
If the young people of Brazil were offered opportunities for free educational development, coupled with gainful employment, this problem would not exist.
It is up to the Goverment of Brazil to make sure the their young people are exposed to positive experiences in education and employment.
Any failure to educate and employ their young people hurts the Brazilian Goverment image.
Desarmamento has failed, I have never seen so many iron bars, doormen, security guards. The only people armed are the bad guys, the cops and the military a perfect trifecta to live in fear, the neighborhoods have to be conquered back not by the inept corrupt polica and military but by the moradores themselves. The new militias formed by off duty cops who maybe have their own corrupt agenda is a step in the right direction. Repeal desaramento and let the rank and file defend themselves with guns, it is ridiculous to have gunfights and molotov cocktails thrown at you and you not being able to defend yourself.
sabrina

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

#7 Jan 9, 2007
Amy wrote:
hELLO IS THERE ANT ONE THERE?
yes hi
sabrina

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

#8 Jan 9, 2007
hi i respect what u do for yourself
alexis boladao

London, UK

#9 Jan 11, 2007
dont waste our time with stupid comments like that you ignorant person
Amy wrote:
Shant towns are not very nice looking you should gey them souard out.
Thank YOU
lhy

Windsor, UK

#10 Mar 17, 2007
people who live in shanty towns are very poor and have no chocice but to live there and many people are killed by dieases every day and there are childre living alone with no parents at all and no one to love them and care for them.
jennings

Birmingham, UK

#11 Apr 27, 2007
what shanty twns made out of me need it for geography
calum whitehouse

Bradford, UK

#12 May 1, 2007
hello
mali

Bradford, UK

#13 May 1, 2007
im a slag.
Pee Wee

UK

#14 May 6, 2007
mali wrote:
im a slag.
Get a life.
stinky

Bath, UK

#15 May 11, 2007
sabrina wrote:
hi i respect what u do for yourself
hi
lol

Bracknell, UK

#16 Jun 5, 2007
how many people live in shanti towns?
mr baker

UK

#17 Jul 17, 2007
hi is there any gay boys here and i am looking for new boyfriend
mr baker

UK

#18 Jul 17, 2007
hi i love u boys
confused and peeved

Swadlincote, UK

#19 Jul 20, 2007
sabrina wrote:
<quoted text>yes hi
I know how you're feeling. Whilst this is a clearly useful discussion WHAT HAS IT GOT TO DO WITH A BARRY MANILOW FORUM.? Have I missed something !!!!!!!!!!
Maximus Gringo

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

#20 Sep 4, 2007
It's the same no matter where you go in the world!, some people will not or can not achieve a decent life as we call it in civilized society. The government can spend hundreds of billions on these so called poor and under privileged people with little effect. The United States is a great study in this. Decades of Affirmative action, race based quotas for college grants, advancement in all branches of government, small business and yes over 100 billion spent on the chocolate city (New Orleans) and the state (Louisiana) with little advance except to highlight social corruption! All you social scientists are full of it period! Some people are self destructive in nature just like some are gay or like to party.
MKortz wrote:
If the young people of Brazil were offered opportunities for free educational development, coupled with gainful employment, this problem would not exist.
It is up to the Goverment of Brazil to make sure the their young people are exposed to positive experiences in education and employment.
Any failure to educate and employ their young people hurts the Brazilian Goverment image.

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