Underreported: Eco-Barriers in Brazil
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Walls are going up around the slums of Rio de Janeiro. The Brazilian government is calling them "eco-barriers," designed to prevent Rio’s shantytowns from spilling into the city’s heavily forested hillsides, but opponents of the walls see them as a form of "geographic discrimination" that imprisons the residents. On today’s second Underreported we’ll talk to Antonio Regalado,The Wall Street Journal’s correspondent in Brazil about the walls and the controversy surrounding them.