'This place is a time bomb': Pandemic just another problem for Brazilian favela

In the narrow alleys and windowless stilt houses of the Vila Gilda favela in Santos, southeast Brazil, good sanitary conditions are hard to come by. The Covid-19 pandemic is just one more item on a long list of problems for the 26,000 residents who face the constant risk of fire, falling between the wooden planks, and other diseases.

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