Wednesday, March 15, 2006


We made CNN!
It's fairly accurate, but then again, it leaves out all the corruption and puts the traditional spin on favela life: everyone who lives here is a drug dealer, right? And why am I offended by the word "shantytown?" Maybe it's because I find it hard to see how three and four story buildings qualify as shanties. Anyhow, CNN is late. They soldiers already left two days ago...and they didn't find anything. Maybe they should have interviewed some favelados instead of just army officers. We have stories to tell too and they're much more interesting than the official line...

The pictures are from Democráticos, the main street running in front of Manguinhos, and somewhere near the entrance to Jacarezinho. Thanks, CNN, for risking your neck to take these shots so I didn't have to!

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