Buenos Aires Shanytown

Argentina's Darkest Corner: Slum or New Beginning?

Jonathan Duke | Posted 09.08.2012 | Canada Travel
Jonathan Duke

Villa 31 is not included on the map of Buenos Aires. It does not receive basic municipal services such as sanitation, water, public transportation or street lights. Are the villas of Buenos Aires home to inescapable cycles of poverty, or are they the means by which immigrants and migrants gain a foothold in the city to someday create a better life for themselves and their families?