Bom Retiro , São Paulo, Brazil home to many Korean families By Antonio Carlos Rix
This is downtown São Paulo, the area is known as the old center. In one side there is Luz train station, built by the British (the current building was finished in 1901) . In the other side there’s Bom Retiro with it’s main street “José Paulino” where the Koreans have their shops and buzinesses.
On the right: Early morning José Paulino Street On the left: José Paulino Street two hours later. This is vacation time, many people are away from the city, yet it is still kind of crowded.
Ms Kyung Ju Kim holding the Saturday’s edition of the Korean community News Paper.
Ms Kyung Ju Kim and her husband are doing well in Brazil. Their daughter is a lawyer and the son a medical doctor .
The Hong family owns a shop that offers more sophisticated items – its called NEW MONTANA
The Hongs have been in Brazil for some 32 years.
In Bom Retiro neighborhood you will find Indians (left), Arabs (bellow), Jews… Even some Brazilians But as you will see in the next slide the majority of the buziness belong to Koreans.