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The Minha Casa, Minha Vida program in Piraquara, in the state of Paraná
The Minha Casa, Minha Vida program in Piraquara, in the state of Paraná
Wilhan Santin

LONDRINA - In the southern state of Paraná, is a small town of some 12,000 people, with no schools, day care or health centers -- nor any real shops.

Initiated in 2009 by former Brazilian president Lula and completed last year, the Vista Bela public housing project has 2,712 residences (1,272 houses of 35 square meters, and 1,440 apartments of 42 sq meters) built far away from the middle-sized town of Londrina. If it were a city itself, Vista Bela would be larger than 242 of the total 399 cities in the state of Paraná.

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Welcome to Thursday, where more Ukrainian soldiers surrender in Mariupol, Sri Lanka defaults on its debt,and George W. Bush offers an epic geopolitical gaffe. Meanwhile, Lili Bai in Chinese-language digital media The Initium looks at what’s driving the current “expat exodus” at play in Shanghai.

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