Favelas are where approximately 11.4 of the 190 million of Brazils’ population resides. Favelas are

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Favelas are where approximately 11.4 of the 190 million of Brazils’ population resides. Favelas are typically built when squatters (a person who unlawfully occupies an uninhabited building or unused land) occupy vacant land at the edge of a city and construct shacks of salvaged or stolen materials. These areas are known to be areas with crime and extreme poverty; the people who live there are socially outcasted and are usually ignored by upper class citizens. These areas are home to the people who cannot afford to live in cities like Rio de Jainero or São Paolo, because of the raising housing costs. The heavily populated areas lack infrastructure, so citizens are forced to improvise plumbing and electricity. It is easy to provide these…show more content…
Increasing cost for everyday necessities will be next to receive a price hike, especially with travelers arriving in the country. Reporter Pierre Bono believes, “After impressive gains it is feared that unavoidable social and institutional growing pains are to follow because of the current devaluation of Brazilian currency”. This strain to the newly large middle class whom are still struggling, since a multitude still live in conditions with no water, electricity, and heat. “Globalization has [lifted] millions of Brazilians to economic and social stability, still millions have been glossed over, and little growth has trickled down to them” (Bono). Government officials cannot deny there is a problem, and are well aware their efforts are not going unnoticed, consequently more can be done. As mentioned before the corruption is not new to this country, and many allegations have been made political, infrastructural, and financial corruptions are surrounding the upcoming events. Brazil has a great opportunity to boost the economic and social standing, and once the country was chosen for the cup, soon after they were chosen to host the next Olympic Games. Bono states, that misplaced funds ($26 billion earmarked for the World Cup and Olympic preparations in 2104 and 2016) are now resurfacing and manifesting in mass protest. Citizens have begun to resent the government; since so much effort is being put into the

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