Each year in Manhaus, 200,000 people find themselves at the mercy of a river that can rise up to more than 12 meters! During the winter of 2003, the floods caused dozens of “palafitas” to crumble. Since then, the Amazon state has recuperated this sensitive dossier, putting an emergency plan into place and resettling 400 families to the outskirts of the city. The Newly elected government brandished the flag for the green movement and responsible, ecological citizenship, while undertaking the “cleaning” of affairs . From then on, these unsanitary zones are transformed into vast construction sites where brick and wood houses are demolished in the process.
published in Géo