Published on Aug 6, 2013
A fifth of Rio de Janeiro’s population, or around 1.6 million people, lives in favelas. Ten thousand live on the Morro da Providencia, a hill near the city’s central station.
The first favela sprung up here more than a century ago. Now hundreds of houses are threatened with demolition. With Brazil hosting next year’s soccer World Cup and the Olympics in 2016, Rio authorities have vowed to pacify the unruly favelas. One of them is Morro da Providencia, which also happens to sit on some of the most valuable real estate in the city.
Published on Aug 9, 2012 by uscensusbureau
The American Community Survey (ACS) is a vital source of information about our nation and its people. Every year, the ACS provides detailed demographic and socioeconomic statistics. The ACS tell us about education attainment, income, occupations, health care coverage, our veterans and more. Because of the ACS, the public and private sectors can make informed decisions impacting our nation’s future.
A chapter of colonial history is slowly drawing to a close in Sainte-Livrade-sur-Lot, where the last of the French citizens repatriated during the Indochina War still live.The first of the repatriated citizens originally from Vietnam arrived in the town of Sainte-Livrade-sur-Lot in southwestern France in April 1956. Some were former parachutists; others were the widows of French officers, and their children. Today they are between 80 and 90 years old. For a long time, they lived in dilapidated barracks without indoor plumbing. Only in recent years has an effort been made to build new housing. But the residents of the makeshift repatriate camp never complained publically about their deplorable living conditions in France.
While this city embraces its cowboy stereotype, there’s much more to see deep in the heart of Texas.
The Census Bureau released a new unofficial count of poverty in America on Monday, showing about 16 percent of the population live at or below the poverty line. Ray Suarez discusses the new numbers with The Brookings Institution\’s Ron Haskins and the Institute for Women\’s Policy Research\’s Heidi Harrmann.
Now counting medical and work expenses.
Economics, cohabitation, shacking up, living together
Girlfriends’ spokesperson Kelly Ambrose joins us in the Financial Fallout Shelter to discuss why Boyfriends moving in with them just makes fiscal sense right now.
The world’s seven billionth person will be born into a population more aware than ever of the challenges of sustaining life on a crowded planet but no closer to a consensus about what to do about it.
The United Nations says the world’s seven billionth baby will be born on October 31.
The body has expressed concern over the standard of living for the ever increasing number of people on the planet and skyrocketing demand for healthcare, education, resources and jobs.
And it is the poorer countries that are affected most, as Al Jazeera’s Nazanine Moshiri reports from central Kenya for our special series, Crowded Planet.
A young family of three lives in a converted school bus.