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A little sadness in Rio today … the graffiti cleansed!

June 14, 2012

I am sad about this; my daughter who lives in the Morro da Babilônia (a favela in Rio de Janeiro) sent me this picture.

I took this picture while I was in Rio in March.

The favela has been cleansed and regenerated in preparation for the Earth Summit 2012  http://www.earthsummit2012.org/ For me this ‘cleansing’  is a step to far … What next? Children must file past in an orderly fashion, smiling and waving flags!

It is interesting alongside this summit the is another conference going on called the Peoples Summit and there is a Women’s March planned for the 18th so issues such as this will addressed. http://cupuladospovos.org.br/en/

6 Comments leave one →
  1. June 15, 2012 2:35 am

    Your coment is true ……also, this a really fact that the Favelas in any places don`t had the atencion necessary to others things for the people that livin there and the Governemant work means a make up the strees and walls!!!! Absolutly true!!!

  2. June 22, 2012 9:25 am

    I would prefer colorful graffiti more thab grey walls …

    • June 22, 2012 9:34 am

      You will be pleased to know that they have been painted again the artists came within 24 hours
      I hope you like it thank you for commenting

  3. March 3, 2014 7:03 am

    Reblogged this on Living, Libraries and [Dead] Languages and commented:

    Although ‘things’ in Brazil are not ‘back to normal’ by a long shot; my Brazilian family are on the way to recovery. They are in a good position to think more positively about our visit in a few months time. So it is with this in mind that I reblog a previous post. Also I remain in debt to to family and friends in Rio who remain on hand my daughter and son-in-law who are gathering strength to enjoy the Carnival and Shrove Tuesday albeit in the confines of crutches and local parties
    While we in UK get excited about a pancake or two!

  4. March 3, 2014 8:35 am

    glad to know that things are improving.

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