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Dec 27, 2004 - Sao Paulo

Christmas here was really lovely as I spent it with the very welcoming family of a Brazilian friend of mine in London. We went out to quite a fancy part of Sao Paulo - Alphaville - where families with enough money buy properties in private neighbourhoods so as not to be affected by the poverty and crime which afflicts so much of Brazil. It´s really another world from that inhabited by those living in the favelas (shanty towns) and here in Sao Paulo, the two worlds don´t really meet. Rio is different in that respect in that everyone mixes on...

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