Daily Archives: 5 August 2013

Brazil up & down II

A small glitch on Google Maps illustrates nicely how close the supposedly higher middle class and the poorer classes are:

When ‘driving’ in the Street View mode on the Avenida Governador Afrânio Lages towards the Avenida Fernandes Lima, one suddenly drops down to the much less fancy Rua Diegues Júnior which is part of one of the biggest favelas of Maceio.

On the upper sideand below

Poverty, for many Brazilians is but one misstep away…