Tuesday, April 13, 2004

But will the UN condemn this wall? 

The “Financial Times” reports: “The government of Rio de Janeiro state yesterday proposed to build a wall around its sprawling favelas in an effort to help control rampant crime in the picture postcard city.

“ ‘The wall won't put an end to violence [in the slums] but if we don't contain it, it will destroy the [surrounding] forest, the economy of Rio de Janeiro and the lives of the city's residents,’ Luiz Paulo Conde, deputy governor, said on Monday.

“The proposal comes after yet another wave of violence rocked parts of the city during the Easter holidays, shutting down commerce, and killing 10 people, including civilians, police and gang members.”

But when the Israelis try to do it in order to stop terrorists crossing over from the West Bank and killing hundreds of civilians – that’s racist and a no-no.


This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?