Table of contents:
- 1) Cité Soleil - a "sore spot" in Haiti
- 2) Favelas - Brazilian slums
- 3) Ciudad Juarez
- 4) Tepito - Mexico City's black spot
Violence, murder, drug trafficking - all this is common in disadvantaged corners of our planet.
1) Cité Soleil - a "sore spot" in Haiti
Cité Soleil is an area of the city of Port-au-Prince. The name of the outskirts of the capital of Haiti is translated as "City of the Sun". However, things are not going well in the area. The overwhelming majority of the houses of the local population are dilapidated slums. There are crimes every day, and beggars and people living below the poverty line can easily be found on the streets.
Also, Cité-Soleil suffers from massive accumulation of garbage, lack of sewage systems and the growth of a variety of diseases. Statistics show a sad result - on average, people in this area live for about fifty years. And the police ignore calls from this part of the city, trying not to appear there again.
Cité Soleil area, Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Source: regnum.ru
Representatives of the Red Cross openly describe the area as the quintessence of all the problems that plague Haiti. Incredibly low level of education, underdeveloped infrastructure, complete anarchy among the population, manifested in armed violence; dirt and unsanitary conditions in the streets.
In 2004, the UN decided to bring the military into the territory of Cité Soleil in order to stabilize the lives of the population and fight the violence. Over the past six years, the situation in the area has improved slightly, but after the 2010 earthquake, riots resumed.
Several thousand criminals managed to escape from prison. It was Cité-Soleil that became their habitat. Until now, armed thugs instill fear in the already unfortunate local residents.
2) Favelas - Brazilian slums
Rio de Janeiro is one of the most beautiful cities in Brazil. Every year, tourists from all over the world come to this place to see the statue of Christ the Redeemer, play the famous beach soccer with the locals and sunbathe on the beach.
But Rio, in addition to the outside, which visitors see, has an inside. And it is absolutely opposite to the first one. Favelas are the names for small neighborhoods of crumbling houses covered in graffiti. On the streets of this part of Rio, drug trafficking, prostitution and murder flourish, for which the representatives of the law do not punish. Only dishonest people live well here, violating morality and legislation by their actions.
The situation was made worse by the 2014 FIFA World Cup held in Brazil. The millions of dollars invested in this event have hit the country's budget hard and increased social inequality.
As a rule, children born in this part of Rio either start earning a living by criminal activity, or get a ticket to life due to their success in sports, but this happens much less often. Education among the inhabitants of Brazilian slums is also sad.
3) Ciudad Juarez
The Mexican state of Chihuahua, bordering the United States of America, is infamous for being one of the largest drug trafficking outlets in the world. In addition to the obvious problem of drug addiction of local Mexicans, residents of the city of Ciudad Juarez often witness gang violence.
Skirmishes usually occur as different clans of drug traffickers fight each other. According to statistics, in this city there are about 130 violent deaths per one hundred thousand people. But many people who are reported missing and suffering from the actions of criminals simply do not fall into these statistics.
Ciudad Juarez is home to many gangs, which include the most real animals. For example, in 2010, the police detained Jesús Chavez Castillo, a local Mexican accused of killing about 800 people.
During interrogations, he assured that the leader of the Barrio Azteca gang, in which the suspect was, set a certain quota for the massacre of people every day. The crimes themselves were committed in order to keep other gangs and law enforcement agencies at bay. In the same year, the number of violent deaths was over three thousand. Kibera - Kenyan hopelessness
Kibera is one of the most dangerous places in Kenya, located in the city of Nairobi. There is racism against the small white population there. However, even without this, the ghetto has many problems.
Local authorities do not like to interfere in the internal life of the population, ignoring the increase in murders and other violations of the law. And everyday problems torment the Kenyans.
Piles of garbage that accumulate on the streets for years, the lack of available electricity for most of the population, a water supply system. There is almost no sewage system in Kibera either. And the water itself is so dirty that it is easy to get infected with cholera or typhoid fever. Local toilets look like real pits used by thousands of Kenyans.
Unemployment is rampant in this area of Nairobi. Women are often forced to make a living through prostitution.
4) Tepito - Mexico City's black spot
Another Mexican area, in which it is better not to appear. The Tepito area is located in Mexico City.
Tepito area, Mexico City, Mexico. Source: zen. yandex.ru
A high level of crime, drug trafficking, prostitution, in which children and adolescents are often involved - all these are typical problems of the region. Also on the streets gangs of drug dealers, without fear of the appearance of the police, sort things out with the help of knives and bullets.
Fights often end in murders. And also racism is widespread in Tepito - people of European appearance often disappear or are subjected to violence because of their white skin color.
The very name of the area "Tepito" is translated as "a small temple". In this place you can find a statue of the Holy Death, to which people often come to pray. It is symbolic that this particular area is the epicenter of violence and gang battles leading to deaths.
Despite all the attempts of the authorities to solve the problems of drug trafficking, murder and prostitution, the area continues to have the status of one of the most dangerous places in the world.
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- I want to go home. You couldn't stand a day here. How people live in the slums of Africa - Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya. 2020 year.
- Main photo: bbc.com
- Photo lida: free-eyes.com