2016-08-26 19:33:53

Who Really Benefited in Rio For Hosting the Olympics?

Lindsay Gibbs, Think Progress, reacts to the question:

Are the people of Rio any better off after hosting the olympics.

The answer, she says is a situation where "the wealthy get wealthier whereas the poor kind of get left behind and literally displaced, and then going to be forced to pay for this."

What about the legacy projects that were suppose to make life better for people in Rio like cleaning the sewage system, cleaning the water, and public transportation?
"When the economy crashed, all that got left to the side," Gibbs says. Those things got "kind of slapped together for the games themselves."

Brazil Inequality Olympics Olypics Poverty Think Progress

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