Brazil - Rio de Janeiro - Old Slum of Rocinha - Street Scene
Taxi motorcycles drive down from the upper levels of the Rocinha slum, or favela, in Rio de Janeiro. The Rocinha is one of the oldest, largest and most populated slums -with an estimated 100,000 people- in Brazil, being settled in the early 1960's by immigrants of the northeastern states. Today the slum has developed from a shanty town into an urbanised slum. Today, almost all the houses are made from concrete and brick with buildings three to four stories tall and almost all with basic sanitation, plumbing, and electricity. Rocinha has a developed infrastructure with hundreds of businesses such as banks, drug stores, bus lines, cable television, including locally based channel TV ROC.
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