RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In downtown São Paulo, Miguel da Silva waited in line with about 300 people before finally getting a plate with rice, a little meat, and some vegetables.
"It's better to come here than to beg," the 70-year-old told AFP.
The same occurs in Rio de Janeiro, with hundreds of people in another endless line, under a scorching sun, including pregnant women. For most, this will be the only meal of the day.
"Everything is expensive. If I had to buy the food they give us here, it would cost me more than . . .