The contrast beteween two Brazilian jungles! June 1, 2008Posted by Georgete in Point of view.
On May 30th 2008, newspapers all over the world echoed the discovery of a new Indian tribe by Brazilian researchers, in a remote Amazon region. It’s not hard to believe it. Everyone can get easily lost in Amazon forest due to its colossal size and many hard-to-access spots.
However, like everybody else, I was surprised by the news. The picture of the “uncontacted tribe” mismatches the Brazil I grew up in. It definitely contrasts against the development of cities such as Sao Paulo, the largest urban center in the country with more than 19 million habitants.
I used to refer to Sao Paulo as “the jungle made of concrete.” You must be a fierce warier to fight against a high-educated workforce as you compete for a spot at the best schools and companies.
I couldn’t help it. Here are images of Sao Paulo and the new tribe in Amazon. What a contrast!