santa marta 2 weeks in a slum

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Kaitlyn Herthel April 28, 2008 Modern Latin America Santa Marta: 2 Weeks in a Slum For the lives of slum residents in Santa Marta, Rio de Janeiro, poverty is a restrictive cycle that determines and defines their everyday lives. The favelados in the documentary all appeared to have a strong work ethic, but were plagued by their inability to find a decent-paying job. Many of the residents were born in the same slum that they live in currently, and most did not want to leave. Being born into poverty created a cyclical lifestyle for the residents and their families, who were unable to escape the less- than-pleasant living and working conditions. The favelados did not want to leave their home in the slum. They saw Santa Marta as being a sign of “youth and strength,” because of its location on a steep hill and the physical requirements necessary to climb to one’s home everyday. The slum had running water and electricity, but no sanitary means of garbage disposal.
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This note was uploaded on 04/25/2008 for the course HIST 165 taught by Professor Triner during the Spring '08 term at Rutgers.

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