Remember This When You’re Watching the Olympics

Very sad reality … the voice of the dispossessed!!

United States Hypocrisy

ForcedEvictionRioBrazilOlympicsForced evictions from Rio de Janeiro’s favelas were carried out by police and army using severe measures and brutal force.

While there’s been no shortage of media coverage emphasizing the immense sacrifices Olympic athletes from across the globe have had to make in order to participate in the Games, there is one group of people whose sacrifices that of the Olympic athletes pales in comparison to. The poor and dispossessed residents of Rio de Janeiro’s favelas whose lives have been turned upside down to make way for the Olympic Games and the World Cup have had their voices lost in all the pomp and pageantry of the Olympic Ceremonies, and it’s their lives more than anyone else’s that will continue being affected long after the Games of the XXXI Olympiad have come to a close.

Consider the following facts:

  • Last year, a report from the city government of Rio de Janeiro…

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About Dr. Rex

I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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