Monday, August 25, 2014

1960 dysfunctional Sao Paulo

'São Paulo, cidade sem alma' (S.Paulo a city with no soul) is an article that appeared at 'O Cruzeiro', the most popular illustrated Brazilian magazine in 1960. It showed a city that cared little for its poorer inhabitants. A city that gave a shit to those who built their miserable shacks bordering fetid brooks flowing with raw sewage and poison. 

Successive conservative local governments did little to alter this situation through the decades. Have a look at some of these pictures. The worst of all is to realize that after more than 60 years very little has changed.