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for the displaced of rio, ‘the olympics has nothing to do with our story’ - corrugated sheet

by:Cailong     2019-08-10
for the displaced of rio, ‘the olympics has nothing to do with our story’  -  corrugated sheet
RIO-RIO
Right there, Dolphin.
Supporters of Phelps glide in another warm-up match.
Here, the house of a crumbling slum rests almost on the Olympic Park where Phelps swims.
It was there that Simone Biles made an amazing hand spring.
Here, the lights of the sodium Stadium flash on the scarred hard drive, which used to be a vibrant community before making room for the Rio Olympics.
Right there, the international broadcasting center rises like a boulder, and here, it casts a shadow over the listing sheet metal roof of the Delmo de Oliveira slum, right across from the parking lot.
Right over there, Katie ledeki is in the water lashes, but there is no crowd noise on this side, just a young man who plays guitar for a small number of residents and refuses to be deported even if the game starts.
Right there, IOC members enjoy $450 in gold seats and meals a day, while here the minimum wage in Brazil is $228 a month, even though it is only 50 yards away from the Olympics, but no one has tickets to the Olympics, "I don't think they would invite us in if they didn't want us to stay here, "Maria da Panha Massena, 51, said.
To what extent the Olympic "movement" has become a devastating force, driven by an official whose signature is indifference, which can be seen outside the Olympic park fence, I mean
The Villa Autodromo slum used to be a job-
The class community of 3,000 residents is surrounded by a lagoon and a park.
What is left now is the Olympic parking lot tarmac, the original dirt and 20 small white utility Villas, which the city barely built as a concession to the core family that refused to leave, even if their house was demolished.
Some of them lived in converted containers for a while.
A new cabin says, "museum of deportation ".
Most of the other 800 families who used to live here were persuaded to move to public housing, either bought out, or both.
But it's not the Big Ben who used to have three children.
Story house with fruit tree garden.
Or Delmo de Oliveira, 51, won a tough game.
Although he no longer lives in a slum, he violated the legal ban on the removal of his slum.
He said he mainly used it as a "symbol ".
"The Olympics have nothing to do with our story," he said through the Washington Post reporter Dom Phillips, who served as a translator in a conversation with residents about the battle to save their homes.
With regard to the slums, it needs to be understood that more than 40 years ago, the grandfather of someone often laid the first floor.
A generation builds on a generation: De Oliveira builds his home on the basis of his mother.
People have worked for years to save money for the purchase of och stone bricks, small bags of cement, corrugated metal plates they use to make by hand.
What seems like a shantytown represents precious Labor for decades.
About the population of Rio lives in slums, although they are sparsely populated.
There are tile floors, pipes and electricity on the exterior, and sometimes they are pulled from the city with a bunch of cables.
In the case of de Oliveira, the cables and pipes extend like vines on the side of his house, next to a corrugated iron staircase rising from the outside.
The inhabitants of Villa Autodromo are an estimated 60,000 people who lost their homes at the Rio Olympics, part of a larger effort to turn the Barra da Tijuca area into an apartment --rich suburbia.
Carlos Carvalho, a local developer, bluntly announced that there is no place for the poor to live.
"There are things that will not be done," he told BBC Brasil . ".
The bulldozers and claws came in and began to tear off the masonry and pry up the metal.
Local residents say they are under pressure, intimidated or even threatened.
"We were swallowed up," de Oliveira said . ".
At one point, Da Penha received an offer of about $600,000 for three projects
She has lived with her husband, mother and daughter for more than 20 years in the story house.
She refused.
And become an important local activist, she participated in the International Olympic Committee and the United Nations competition.
Municipal Guard-
City security forces-
In a battle, when the resident tried to form a cordon to prevent the demolition, her nose was broken.
Her home finally collapsed in the March, and she and her family now live in a desolate White utilitarian Villa without traces of the past, A box of items is still stacked in a small front hall.
She pointed out that the Olympic rings should be a symbol of unity.
"But it's just a word," she sat in a local church surrounded by the rest of the plaster and tile bags.
"It's not really for everyone.
The word "unity" is not what happened.
They destroyed my community and alienated people.
So where is this unity? . . .
I don't understand that when they say sports are good.
"When the other houses were demolished, Oliveira's stubbornness was rising.
His metal shop was demolished for which he was compensated for about $225,000, but he said that he was not paid for it even though his mother had received a cottage. He got a last-
A judge who maintained the house made a minor ruling and posted the legal notice on the window, but soon his electricity was cut off.
"I began to accept unwanted visits," he said . "
"People say I should take the deal or it would be bad for me.
I was advised not to stay here or I would go from this world to another.
He decided to build the house out of pure contradiction.
When the other houses collapsed, his house collapsed.
He started construction on the third floor.
And install it on the steel beam in case the bulldozer enters the bottom two layers.
This is satisfactory but not a solution.
"My life is completely over," he said . "
Although the cabin can relieve the pain, it cannot cure the wound.
"I can't save my community," he said . ".
"You can't call 20 houses a community.
Even so, this small slum is unlikely to be conquered.
It's still here.
It's right in front of us.
Tourists from all over the world carry cameras and media, and IOC officials have to pass it every day to get through the gates.
This reminds us what the Olympic Games should be.
They are nothing.
Whenever the Olympic host city is chosen, the IOC provides a list of tasks and requirements.
These practices often lead to forced eviction.
It is not clear whether IOC officials will feel embarrassed, but if they do, perhaps they will see former residents of Vera Autodromo and be embarrassed to amend the Olympic Charter, to include respect for traditional neighborhoods.
Activists here can't save their own community, but if they can get the world to look a little bit over the past two weeks, maybe they can save the next one.
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