Tag Archives: Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Have the Olympics been good for Rio?

No, yes, and maybe Of course it’s too early to know. Parts of the Olympic transportation legacy aren’t even ready, or fully operating. Thus the maybe. This blogger keeps getting asked the question in the post’s title and although previous posts have certainly … Continue reading

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Clarity for Rio’s future, despite short funds and political uncertainty

Despite everything — even sudden Olympic days off — lots of people are thinking about Rio de Janeiro’s future these days, exactly two months before municipal elections. Clique aqui para português Moving around the metropolis in recent weeks, this blogger noted three certainties that will … Continue reading

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Looking inward in Rio: anybody home?

Rio’s plan, in hosting the Olympics, was to get the city on the world stage, attracting tourism and investment. We’d compete with other metropolises, brand ourselves. In the process, we forgot to take a good look at the product itself. With … Continue reading

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The mayor’s spiel: a guide

Para Sabatina de nosso prefeito: um guia, clique aqui Eduardo Paes, our mayor who ends his second term in the coming Olympic year, sat down with Folha de São Paulo reporters last Wednesday. Paes knows the importance of communication. After the … Continue reading

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While you were watching the World Cup, part III (final)

Much else was going on over the last month in Rio Brazil has long been a relatively closed, inward-looking country, with not much travel nor the consumption of imported consumer goods — nor widespread knowledge of foreign languages. This began to change about … Continue reading

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