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Rio 2016: Olympic Event

August 9, 2016

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil’s largest city, prepared for the 2016 Olympics with a heroic feat of urban removal, evicting hundreds of families from the town’s poor neighborhoods, the favelas. Rio certainly didn’t win the gold medal for human rights.

More:

“2016 Olympics: what Rio doesn’t want the world to see,” Johnny Harris, Vox

“How evictions have laid bare Rio’s real Olympic legacy,” Niko Kommenda, The Guardian

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