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Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Tue May 22 20:02:26 UTC 2007

On Tue, 22 May 2007, Erik Hoover wrote:

> From news reports, the slums all seem to be in the major cities of
> Central and South America now.

No, they're in Africa and Asia as well.  "Slums of Nairobi," for example,
gets 234 hits from the last two years in LexisNexis.

Fred Shapiro

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