Council of the Americas multimedia manager Luisa Leme recently interviewed your blogger, and here is the 18-minute result. You can hear about how the current situation in Rio fits into the national panorama. In other words, how we got to where we are, with some not-so-pessimistic light on the future.
While you listen, take a look at pictures from yesterday’s launch of the Agenda Rio 2017, presented to Rio mayoral and city council candidates, with a packed crowd at the Teatro Rival. The election is in October, on the heels of the Paralympic Games. To what degree will Rio work to reduce its social inequality, over the next four years?