Lima’s time bomb: how mudslides threaten the world’s great ‘self-built’ city

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Evangelina Chamorro became a symbol of hope after she survived being swept two miles in a mudslide but her story reveals the citys shaky foundations The extraordinary video of a Peruvian woman coated in mud emerging from a brown sea of pallets and wooden poles was viewed around the world. Evangelina Chamorro, who had been […]

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Homeless, assaulted, broke: drivers left behind as Uber promises change at the top

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Uber has vowed a shakeup of its scandal-prone executive culture. But its drivers, often left destitute by car rentals and low pay, who are being shortchanged It was billed as one of the most important company-wide meetings in the history of Los Angeles. The 28-year-old rolled up his sleeping bag, put it in the trunk […]

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Fire kills child in crowded mobile home amid California housing crisis

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A suspected candle or Christmas tree lights ignited a fast, ferocious conflagration that trapped the Flores family in their home in Escondido Mobile homes offer lower-income families respite from Californias housing crisis but a fatal fire has underscored their potential as death traps. A suspected candle or Christmas tree lights ignited a conflagration whose speed […]

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Airbnb faces worldwide opposition. It plans a movement to rise up in its defence

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The room-rental website, now worth $30bn, faces a critical year as city authorities clamp down In the back room of a pub in Kentish Town, a group of middle-class Londoners are perched on velvet-covered stools, eating hummus and talking about property. On the wall, above a pile of empty beer kegs, a slide presentation is […]

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Ken Loach: If youre not angry, what kind of person are you?

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Hes been a thorn in the establishments side since Cathy Come Home and Kes. At 80, hes made his angriest film yet I, Daniel Blake, Paul Laverty met while doing their research: the young lad with nothing in his fridge who hadnt eaten properly for three days; the woman ashamed of attending food banks; the […]

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Old Hotels Are Transformed Into Stunning Apartments For Homeless Veterans

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Los Angeles declared a state of emergency in 2015 due to their ever-rising population of homeless individuals. Many of them are veterans who fought for their country prior to destitution, like this disabled vet. With so many people on its streets, it can become hard to appreciate the glamour and culture of the city when […]

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