Educandos Neighborhood in Amazon Rainforest, Manaus, Brazil

As you head back to Manaus after the Amazon Rainforest tour, you may see stacked cement housing, shacks on stilts and anchored boats … all in various degrees of decay. Educandos was a prime, waterfront location when it became the city’s first neighborhood. Now the bairro houses mostly displaced immigrants from across Brazil and, recently, Venezuela refugees. This type of shanty town is called a favela in Portuguese.

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