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Brazil must address needs of thousands left homeless following eviction

Headline Title:  Brazil evicts thousands from Sao Paolo slum 24 January 2012 Amnesty International has called on the Brazilian authorities to urgently address the needs of some 1,600 families made homeless by a forced eviction in a settlement in São Paulo state, Brazil.The eviction, which has been ongoing since Sunday, was carried out without prior warning, while negotiations were still under way and without provision of alternative housing.Violent clashes between police and residents continued into Monday after a state judge ordered almost 2,000 police officers into the Pinheirinho…

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