The Olympics might be over for the crowds and the athletes, but it turns out the Olympics are a long-lasting force for many, one that is neither inspirational nor cheerful. Let’s take a closer look at the latest host city and the steep prices paid by not only a crippled economy but an impoverished people.
As The New Yorker’s Alex Cuadros reported on August 8,
Since 2009, when Rio won the bidding to hold the Games, more than twenty thousand families have been evicted from their homes in favelas to make way for arenas and infrastructural projects.
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