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India Ink: An Outsider Gives Voice to 'Slumdogs'

India Ink: An Outsider Gives Voice to 'Slumdogs' | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it
A profile of Katherine Boo, who spent four years writing about a Mumbai slum.
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No Stairway to Heaven: Rescuing Slums in Latin America

No Stairway to Heaven: Rescuing Slums in Latin America | Development studies and int'l cooperation | Scoop.it

To reduce crime, Medellin and Bogota in Colombia, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo in Brazil, and Monterrey and Ciudad Juarez in Mexico all have endeavored to extend permanent police presence and economic development to at least some of their poor neighborhoods. Yet to be effective, such policies need to overcome a multitude of complex challenges. Infrastructure projects rarely do the trick on their own.

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