For the past three years, winters in Brazil have been marked by major events. Around this time in 2014, the country hosted the World Cup, a tournament that ended in bitter disappointment for this football-mad nation of 200 million.
Last year, protests against the now suspended president Dilma Rousseff spread all over the nation, in what became the beginning of one of the biggest ever political crises to hit these shores.
And now the Olympics — the first ever to be held on South American soil, which concludes later tonight with the Closing Ceremony (the Paralympics will follow on September 7th).
With the world‘s attention soon to turn away from Brazil, people here are afraid of what’s to come. The economy is in the gutter, unemployment stands at a staggering 11.2%, and violent crime is on the rise. The bill for playing host to…
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