Latest Informal settlements Stories
With his June 2011 senior thesis examining tent cities, UC planning graduate Andrew Heben seemingly foreshadowed current “Occupy” protests.
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.
By Angus MacSwan RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (Reuters)
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.
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.
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.
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.
- A hairdresser.