The difference is striking.
In the modern capitalist world, the division between rich and poor has always been pronounced, especially in developing countries. And with the advent of several recent financial crises, this boundary began to turn into the abyss.
Cape Town, South Africa
Many black residents of Cape town are still living in miserable hovels outside the city boundaries. This was a direct consequence of the apartheid regime, which had the status of law here for half a century. Rich white seized the best land and forest arrays on the ocean and close to the city centre.
43% of Kenya’s population in 2009 lived below the poverty line. Moreover, among the urban population this percentage was about 20-30, while in the provinces was considered to be poor 80-90% of the population. In the photo — district Loresho in which they live, civil servants, bordering the slums of Kibera. To estimate accurate figure of the population of these slums is not possible. According to various sources there live from 170 to 400 thousand people.
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Brazil is famous for its favelas, which are also often border the rich neighborhoods. The biggest favelas of Rio and Sao Paulo are some semblance of Autonomous entities, governed by their own laws and crime is rampant.
Mexico City, Mexico
At first glance it may seem that it is a collage in the style of “before” and “after”. But no, it’s one picture. it shows the real boundary between the poor and rich area of Mexico city.
In India’s towns and villages if reversed: we’ve learned that in cities life more beautiful and convenient than in the countryside. But in India, everything is exactly the opposite: dirty city overcrowded and filled with slums that attract the poor and laborers in search of a better life. While in the villages to live much more comfortable. There people less, and the house mostly normal.
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