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Rio’s 2016 Olympic Games Already Has Losers

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Rio’s haywire preparations for the Olympics have been the subject of much discussion. When the costs of the preparations are calculated, they will include the cost in actual dollars, labor resources, and the price of human displacement. Brazil’s zeal for hosting the 2016 Summer Olympics has become an experiment in turning a society upside down in the name of long-term public good. But tell that to the 22,000 poor families displaced by the games-related construction and infrastructural “improvements” to the host city. Read more…

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