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We’ll only know for sure in two years

Is Rio ready for the Olympics? This past week saw much backing and forthing about the city’s Olympic preparedness, just six weeks away from the first World Cup game, to be played in São Paulo (Rio’s first game, Argentina vs Bosnia and Herzegovina … Continue reading

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Countdown to first mega-event: how far has Rio come?

Planning and monitoring are new to most Brazilians. Participation and trust, too. Less than a month from the June 13 start date for the Rio + 20 U.N. conference on sustainable development, government officials scrambled to reduce hotel costs and … Continue reading

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