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Peter Bauza / Echo Photojournalism

Young Eduarda is sitting outside a window and observes the street happenings. She lives with her 7 siblings in one of the 5 never finished buildings of a supposed middle class condo project, not far away from Rio de Janeiro, but still far enough to be hidden from our view.

Young Eduarda is sitting outside a window and observes the street happenings. She lives with her 7 siblings in one of the 5 never finished buildings of a supposed middle class condo project, not far away from Rio de Janeiro, but still far enough to be hidden from our view.

Copacabana Palace
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Copacabana Palace is the story of a neighbourhood “Sem Teto, Sem Terra”. Over 300 families have been living “Homeless and Landless” in Rio de Janeiro for more than a decade. Construction and financial problems have left buildings empty and unfinished, leaving them available for squatters, the ‘Sem Teto’, to move in. They live in the poorest conditions with few basic necessities. Despite immense anti-poverty policies there are millions of people who still live in horrendous conditions.

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