Favella in ManausSpecific problems of Manaus are:

  • no place in Brazil has lower moral standards then Manaus,
  • girls are being sent into prostitution by their own fathers and mothers,
  • servant girls are being raped,
  • child abuse,drugs,
  • broken relationships,
  • incest, sometimes starting at age 2,
  • high criminal rates.

Manaus, prostitution capitol of Europe

During the period that the rubber plantations where thriving, prostitutes where being brought to Brazil from London and Paris. Criminals where brought in from every part of Europe to work in Manaus. Manaus is rating third highest in criminality, right after Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. 

Betty Smit

Rua João Valério -
Travessa São Bernardo, 37-A
Manaus A.M. CEP:69053-690
Amazonas, Brasil


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