• Short Summary

    IN AN AMBITIOUS SCHEME UNDERTAKEN BY THE BRAZILIAN GOVERNMENT, WITH THE HELP OF MONEY FROM THE UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (USAID), 3-HUNDRED "CARIOCAS", OR CITIZENS OF RIO DE JANEIRO, WERE MOVED YESTERDAY FROM THEIR SLUM HOMES IN A HILLSIDE SHANTY TOWN TO A NEWLY COMPLETED HOUSING ESTATE.

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    IN AN AMBITIOUS SCHEME UNDERTAKEN BY THE BRAZILIAN GOVERNMENT, WITH THE HELP OF MONEY FROM THE UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (USAID), 3-HUNDRED "CARIOCAS", OR CITIZENS OF RIO DE JANEIRO, WERE MOVED YESTERDAY FROM THEIR SLUM HOMES IN A HILLSIDE SHANTY TOWN TO A NEWLY COMPLETED HOUSING ESTATE. NOT ONLY IS THE SCHEME AMBITIOUS...SO IS THE NAME GIVEN TO THE ESTATE: "CIDADE DE DEUS" -- CITY OF GOD.

    AN ESTIMATED HALF-MILLION CARIOCAS LIVE IN FAVELLAS, SHANTY TOWNS PERCHED PRECARIOUSLY IN HILLSIDES SURROUNDING RIO DE JANEIRO. RECENTLY, A BRAZILIAN GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENT CARRIED OUT A SURVEY OF ONE OF THE FAVELLAS, PERCHED ON THE SLOPES OF THE MACEDO SOBRINHO. THE EXPERTS FOUND THAT THERE WAS A DANGER OF LANDSLIDES WHEN THE JANUARY SUMMER RAINS COME, AND SO THAT DANGEROUS ROCKS COULD BE SHORED UP, 50 SHACKS WOULD HAVE TO BE MOVED.

    WITH THE HELP OF USAID MONEY, THE CITY OF GOD WAS BUILT TO HOUSE THE 3-HUNDRED OR SO PEOPLE WHO WOULD BE OTHERWISE MADE HOMELESS BY THE OPERATION.

    AS THE CARIOCAS OF THE MACEDO SOBRINHO WERE PREPARING FOR YESTERDAY'S MOVE, LOCAL OFFICIALS SET ABOUT ALLAYING ANY FEARS THEY MIGHT HAVE BY TAKING THEM ON COACH TOURS OF THE AREA IN WHICH THEIR NEW HOMES HAD BEEN BUILT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3LX2M00BFSEI97EKGPS2DBB24
    Media URN:
    VLVA3LX2M00BFSEI97EKGPS2DBB24
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/08/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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