‘Peoples’ Cup’ camp pressures Brazil ahead of World Cup

Sao Paulo, Brazil (CNN) — Almost overnight, a patchwork of plastic tents appeared on an empty piece of land less than 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) from the World Cup stadium as a show of force from Sao Paulo’s working poor.

In a matter of weeks, more than 3,000 families joined the squatters settlement known as the “People’s Cup,” hoping to use the global sporting event as a platform to pressure the government to provide low-income housing.

On a recent morning, Jucilene de Oliveira was working in the communal kitchen — a lean-to made from plastic tarps and plywood — preparing lunch for families in her quadrant.

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