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Building Utopia? The Fifth World Social Forum

Posted by in Latin America, Trip Participant Stories on 31st August, 2005 | No Comments

By Patrick Brantlinger Brazil is home to “the world’s largest street party,” Carnaval, and home also to 4.5 million landless peasants. On Copacabana and Ipanema, Rio’s spectacular beaches, Cariocas—the city’s residents–mingle with well-to-do tourists in the sun, sand, and surf; but Rio also contains enormous favelas or slums. The disparity between the wealthiest and the […]