An unprecedent wave of illegal occupations of abandoned property has transformed Brazil’s megacity. Join us as we report from them and other sites in São Paulo

Sao Paulo has a thriving newspaper market, and the headlines across the city’s papers today tackle a range of issues – from the football club Corinthians to crime and pollution. Here are today’s top stories:

Folha: SP football club Corinthians lift cup of Brazilian championship, “I will not be a presidential candidate,” says TV presenter Huck, government pushes pension reform talks #guardiansaopaulo pic.twitter.com/56auZ69cNg

Estadão: senators increase spending on private jets during recession, Corinthians take title, singer Anitta eyes international market #GuardianSaoPaulo pic.twitter.com/rIEFAXcwjn

Agora: Corinthians, shopping mall robbery, rubbish in water reservoirs on periphery #GuardianSaoPaulo pic.twitter.com/6x8k2qGRm5

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p lang=”pt” dir=”ltr”>The No. 1 view of São Paulo – from Occupation Esperança #GuardianSaoPaulo pic.twitter.com/XyRf78nD3h

On the outskirts of São Paulo, about a 40-minute drive from downtown, is Occupation Esperança, an informal settlement of about 500 families.

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