Every six hours a child dies on the streets of Brazil. The “menino de rua” (child of the street) is the symbol of Brazil’s degradation. There are around 12 million street children in Brazil. These children are reflections of “civil society’s” cruelty to its most fragile members… Most of the children portrayed in this reportage are handy with a revolver, gaining practice in run-ins with the police or death squads. In short, they learned that life is a daily game in which their own existence is at stake. The photographs in this selection were taken in Brazil by Francesco Zizola from 1992 -1994.