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originally posted by: Edumakated
a reply to: infolurker
China did the same thing... the moved whole swaths of citizens to make way.
The poor in the US and other westernized countries live like the 1% compared to the poor in countries like Brazil. It is really sad, but unless you change the political and economic systems, there really isn't a lot we can do.
originally posted by: Thorsen
I'm not going to lie, we do have a very serious problem here in Brazil with poverty, and it IS true that many atrocities are being committed at this very moment, be it by the police, or by drug dealers, etc.. But in all honesty, we are not the lawless beasts you guys seem to think we are, and first-worlders seem to have a rather radicalized view of us South-Americans.
I live in the state of Rio and I've been to the city of Rio uncountable times, in fact next year I'll be moving there, and it's nowhere near as bad as you guys make it seem. Of course we have poverty here, and in the favelas it's a terrible problem, but the children don't "live in sewers and are considered vermin", we're not nearly as apathetic to our social problems as you guys think, and we ARE improving a lot as a society.
We have a LONG way to go as a country, but the way you people speak of us, you guys do sound very hypocritical considering the problems you have in your own home countries.
originally posted by: yuppa
Well except for the fact our police dont go on Killing sprees to get rid of mouths to feed. Maybe they need to experience hope and change liek Afghanistan? Brazil needs soem help. UN peacekeepers for Police would be a start. And tossing out the current policia.
originally posted by: WeRpeons
You would think the Olympic committee would have very strict human rights rules of conduct revolving around the host city.