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Gap between rich and poor widening in Brazilian cities

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H/W GAP BETWEEN RICH AND POOR WIDENING IN BRAZILIAN CITIES Sao Paulo is one of the fastest growing cities in the world and the largest city in South America. The city is found on the South-East of Brazil. The population 16.2 million. This city is mostly growing because of its industry centres that produce chemicals, furniture, machinery, and motor vehicles, so there are many opportunities and jobs, that's why immigrants and people from other cities come to Sao Paulo. Most poor people live on the hillsides in the outskirts of Sao Paulo. The homes of these people live are nothing but shacks. The rich people and middle class people live near the C.B.D (central business district of the city). ...read more.

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Most kids go to school, but most of the time the school doesn't have enough money to buy paper or pens. They have big plans for their futures however; they don't know that their parents are expecting them to work to support them. Some of the children go to school in the morning and in the afternoon they go to the city to work as shoe-shiners. Also, these people have to face something else than poverty, that's the smell and the spread of diseases, no electricity no sanitation and no proper water which can spread cholera. They don't have enough facilities, however, the government is trying to help them by building new strong houses out of concrete in another area; these new houses will have basic stuff like ...read more.

Conclusion

They have large swimming pools and nice gardens; they are protected by high security walls. Some of these are homes are of high political, industrial and land-owning rulers. They own expensive cars, have servants and probably have other homes in the countryside or abroad. All these people make up 10% of Brazil's richest people. They also have 50% of the country's income. Looking at all this information that I have here, the gap between rich and poor is still widening whatever the government is trying to do to help the lives of the poor people. The rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer Brazil may be developing in some very good ways, they keep making money but it doesn't reach to all the people. ...read more.

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