Flood-prone Slum Pope's First Stop on Final Day of South American Tour

Pope Francis begins the last day of a weeklong South American tour on Sunday with a stop in an Asuncion slum that borders the Paraguay river that frequently floods it and makes its dirt roads impassable pools of mud.
The barrio's name is Banado (Ban-YA-doh) Norte. Banado means "bathed." About 15,000 families live there.
One in four Paraguayans live under the poverty line and the U.N. ranks the country in the world's top fifth in income inequality.

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