The city where children fend for themselves

Warren Fyfe

Image caption Joao Vitor ended up on the streets aged 14 In 1937, Jorge Amado published Captains of the Sands, a novel about a gang of orphaned children living on the streets of Salvador, north-east Brazil. Eighty years on, little has changed – thousands of children and adolescents still roam the city and sleep rough. [...]