Sćo Paulo : Big City, Big Problems
Since the foundation of Sćo Paulo, flood caused by summer rains has always been a serious problem, almost paralyzing the whole city. Year after year, many people die during these tropical rains, which devastate large areas of the city. 2000 was no exception.
In March, inside the Anhangabaś Tunnel, in the downtown area, more than 160 vehicles got blocked by the rising water and were submerged as the tunnel flooded and the pumps didn’t work faast enough. All over the city 14 people died and lots of houses and shops were invaded by mud and water. A member of our group had to wait for about three hours until he could get home after school because his car was blocked by the water.
This problem is caused not only by the torrential rains, but also by the fact that the city doesn’t have an efficient and modern sewage system. Nutekamuju vandenu
VIOLENCE: WHERE AND HOW MANY VICTIMS ?
Violence is another serious problem in Sćo Paulo. On an average day, about 20 people die violently in the city. Among these 20 people, all social classes are present. What strikes us is the fact that sometimes these murders zmogzudyste are committed fo
Although the most violent smurtines areas are located downtown centras and in the eastern part of the city, no neighborhood can be considered completely safe. A friend of ours was mugged uzpultas on a street near the Morumbi Football Stadium, located in an upper-middle class district of the city.
Although Sćo Paulo is the wealthiest turtingiausias city in Brazil, poverty neturtas is still one of the major problems the city has to face. Its signs can be seen everywhere, for 39% of the “Paulistanos” live below the poverty line. One of the reasons for this paradox can be found in the unequal distribution of wealth. For exxample, a director of a big company can earn about 45,000 “reais” a month (about $26,000) while a salesperson can get a minimum salary (136 “reais” or $68). Also, a lot of poor people work for only a half of a minimum salary, without health insurance or social security.
After having seen some of the problems Sćo Paulo has, we concluded that for our city to improve, there should be more security in the streets and we should also elect better politicians who really ca
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