Latest Informal settlements Stories

2011-11-28 17:18:34

With his June 2011 senior thesis examining tent cities, UC planning graduate Andrew Heben seemingly foreshadowed current “Occupy” protests.

2008-07-24 15:00:39

By Peyton Whitely, Seattle Times Jul. 24--Some Mercer Island residents have filed a lawsuit in King County Superior Court to try to stop a proposed tent-city homeless encampment from moving to their neighborhood next month.

2006-02-18 09:16:47

By Angus MacSwan RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (Reuters)

2006-02-16 09:25:16

By Bruno Domingos RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (Reuters) - A gang turf war broke out when 40 armed men invaded Rio de Janeiro's largest slum, killing at least six people as the city prepares for a Rolling Stones concert and Carnival, police said on Thursday.

2005-10-29 15:00:51

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (Reuters) - Police killed the head of a drug-trafficking gang who controlled Rio de Janeiro's biggest slum in a shootout early on Saturday, officials said. Erismar Rodrigues Moreira, known as Bem-Te-Vi, was the most wanted man in the crime-ridden city.

2005-08-22 16:43:14

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (Reuters) - Police in Rio de Janeiro killed five suspected drug traffickers, including a 15-year-old, during a shootout in one of the crime-ridden city's slums, authorities said on Monday.

2005-07-04 22:14:50

By Andrei Khalip RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (Reuters) - A boy and an old mandied in shootouts between police and drug gangs in two Rio deJaneiro shanty-towns on Monday, triggering protests byresidents tired of rampant crime and police violence.

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The word 'friseur' comes from French friseur, from friser ("to curl, frizz").