"It's an absurd situation," Gago da Graca said. "This is a prime, sought-after area."
For Dourado, the elderly widow, times are hard and will likely get harder.
She vows to keep fighting the center-right government's policies, joining street demonstrations that have become almost a weekly event.
"They're not getting me out of here," she says of her home, and adds a dark threat: "If I have to go I'll go through the window, not the door."
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