Thursday, January 29, 2015

David Beckham Ruined My Favela!

Daily Mail [UK]
27 January 2015

By Matt Roper In Rio De Janeiro For Mailonline

Rumours that David Beckham has bought a trendy 'shack' in a notorious Rio de Janeiro slum have driven up house prices and turned it into a luxury enclave, residents say.

The football star was said to have spent £250,000 on a seaview home in the Vidigal favela last year.

Since then, slum houses that originally fetched £2,500 are being marketed as trendy 'shanty shacks' with spectacular views for as much as £400,000 - even though the rumours are false. […]