RACIAL ISSUES AND INEQUALITY

RACIAL ISSUES AND INEQUALITY - BRAZIL: NEW PROBLEMS, OLD...

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BRAZIL: NEW PROBLEMS, OLD ROOTS Osvaldo Jordan October 8, 2009
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THE PERSISTENCE OF INEQUALITY In contrast with the Amazon, natural resources in the Brazilian Northeast were completely devastated by the sugar industry, and produced out-migration after the abolition of slavery. Many rural dwellers have migrated to the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, and other large Brazilian cities. They have become a marginalized population, in which gangs, drugs, and violence are daily occurrences.
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THE PERSISTENCE OF INEQUALITY In May 2006, the First Command of the Capital (PCC), a criminal organization, launched a war against the state authorities of Sao Paulo, in which at least 155 people were killed. In the last few years, the US, Colombia, and Brazil have launched several joint operations in which important drug barons have been captured. Like in Colombia, they face the prospects of extradition, and this has accentuated the conflict with the national authorities.
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