The growth of S. Paulo over the last 200 years attracted people from all over the country.
It surpassed the adequate development, creating a large number of poor, dangerous and criminal areas in and around the city center. Though there are still many areas to be avoided, S. Paulo has shown a decrease in crimes over the last 10 years.
This area, by the trains at the east end of town, has a “neighborhood” of homeless, sheltered by the walkways and turnpikes above them.
Photo: “East of town” taken Aug 2014