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Rio Olympics forced homeless to move

October 6th 2016

Earlier this year, Rio de Janeiro hosted the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, but the celebrations brought in some worrying news for the city’s homeless people.

In an attempt to clear Copacabana Beach for tourists, Brazilian authorities have been offering to take some of the city’s estimated 5,500 homeless people to shelters outside the city. Murillo Sabino, of the Rio-based charity Project Rua, said: “Homeless people are being coercively removed. We have received reports of beatings.”


Oct/Nov 2016



Project art

Artist profile: Bekki Perriman

Opinion: why art matters

What Cathy came home to

Art in a time of crisis

Art Fest for all

Fighting the Dragon

Homeless Bill moves forward

London Memorial Service for those who have died homeless

Petition for squatters’ rights

Young homeless getting poor support

Scottish homelessness “badge of shame”

Homeless charity evicts own tenants

Homelessness in Ireland highest on record

Rio Olympics forced homeless to move

San Francisco to remove homelessness camps

Pope’s pizza feeds homeless people

Iowa City’s new approach to housing crisis


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