Very sad reality … the voice of the dispossessed!!
Forced 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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