When The Meninas Came To Town

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LONG HAUL: The owner of Top Model loans women money to move to Bragança from Brazil

Once a month, Paula goes out into the night to find her husband, to show him that she knows he is not just playing cards as he claims. Since she does not have a car, she gathers her baby daughter in her arms and carries her through the streets of Bragança, a remote mountain town in northeast Portugal, stopping at one brothel and strip club after another, sometimes until dawn. Paula marches under the high stone walls of Bragança's medieval castle and along winding roads into the hills to reach the clubs, where neon signs cast a pink glow on the...

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