Thousands of families evicted in Sao Paulo amid pandemic
July 24, 2020
SAO PAULO (AP) — Jussara de Jesus never thought that her family would live in a shack.
But work as a hairdresser dried for up after the novel coronavirus hit Brazilian metropolis Sao Paulo. She couldn't afford $150 a month in rent for the small house where she and her three children lived. Three months ago, they were evicted.
They moved to Jardim Julieta, one of Brazil's newest favelas, or shantytowns. With more than 800 shacks of wood and plastic sheeting, there are already several thousand people living in what used to be a parking lot for trucks in one of the poorest areas of the city...