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  • Resident Is the Postwoman in Poor Neighbourhood of São Paulo with no Post Office and Sewage System

    The light is there but to do justice to its name, the area still lacks the rest of the structure. Some things can wait, but having, at least, the address recognized by the post office would be a good start, say the residents of Progresso Street (progress in English).

    Published on 03/30/2015 - 14h25

  • Historic Drought Leaves Homeless Without Water for Drinking in São Paulo

    Homeless and drug users who live in the area around Bresser viaduct, in Mooca (East zone), and the district called "cracolândia", in downtown São Paulo, complain they have no water for drinking, bathing and using the toilet in the tents offered by the city's program named "Open Arms" (Braços Abertos), due to the interruption of supply ordered by Sabesp (São Paulo's water board).

    Published on 03/25/2015 - 09h21

  • São Paulo Court of Justice Orders Mayor Haddad to Paralyse Bike Paths Under Construction

    Last Thursday (19), after an injunction request, the court decided that Fernando Haddad's (PT) administration must paralyse the cycle paths under construction in the city.   The only exception is the bike path at Paulista Avenue.   The decision made by the 5th court of the Public Treasury was in response to a preliminary injunction asked by prosecutor Camila Mansour Magalhães da Silveira.   She argues that Fernando Haddad's administration (PT) has not planned the bike path network before its implementation.   Judge Luiz Fernando Rodrigues Guerra accepted the request due to the increase in traffic caused by the bike lanes.  

    Published on 03/20/2015 - 09h16

  • Number of Haitians Seeking Work in São Paulo Has Doubled

    Suddenly a celebration erupts in a room full of mattresses and suitcases dotted around the floor. This is the reaction following the news that a group of 60 Haitians will receive work record cards, some of whom had been waiting for the documents for nearly 45 days.

    Published on 03/12/2015 - 11h24

  • Africans Occupying Former Hotel Create Pro-Housing Group in São Paulo

    Seven Angolan, Congolese and Nigerian families have occupied an abandoned hotel in the center of São Paulo, and together they are part of the recently created Brazilian Housing for Foreigners Movement (MMBE, in its Portuguese abbreviation).

    Published on 03/11/2015 - 09h04

  • Dengue cases scale up and turns chapel into hospital in São Paulo

    The explosion of dengue cases in the countryside of São Paulo, which left even a mayor ill, has transformed a chapel and a school into makeshift hospitals, forced the closure of schools and made municipalities donate repellent solutions to the population as well as seeds of a plant that attracts the predator 'Aedes aegypti'.

    Published on 03/05/2015 - 12h49

  • São Paulo Struggles to Contain Spread of Cracklands Throughout the City

    The Cracolândias (Cracklands) in São Paulo have been expanding and spreading throughout the city.

    Published on 03/03/2015 - 10h09

  • São Paulo Graffiti Shows People Laughing at Isis Atrocities

    A painting of three people laughing as they see a man about to be executed by a member of the Islamic State (Isis) has been raising eyebrows amongst passers-by on the Rua da Consolação, one of São Paulo's busiest streets.

    Published on 03/02/2015 - 10h07

  • Crisis Causes Inflation of Water and "Turnaround" in Trade in São Paulo

    The scarcity of water in the taps and the possibility of a more drastic rationing caused a small turnaround in trade in Greater São Paulo.

    Published on 02/27/2015 - 09h14

  • Rivers that Supply São Paulo's Cantareira Reservoir Go from Dry to Overflowing in One Year

    After a dry spell between 2013 and 2014, the level of the Cantareira Reservoir System in São Paulo has been on the rise in the last few weeks.

    Published on 02/20/2015 - 09h03