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August 12, 2016
The Other Olympic Village Continues to Resist Displacement
Messages of resilience sprang up as quickly as the cookie-cutter homes Rio built for the favela’s remaining citizens.
August 11, 2016
Teachers and Students Occupy Schools in the Shadow of Olympic Rio
Organizing to reform teachers’ working conditions as well as standardized testing has been met with brutal police violence.
August 10, 2016
Olympic Joy in the Face of Erasure
On the mat, Rafaela Silva won for her marginalized favela. In the streets, activists are winning the right to protest.
August 5, 2016
The Other Olympic Refugee Story
Don’t let heart-warming coverage of the Refugee Olympic Team distract from the other refugee crisis the IOC helped create.
August 1, 2016
The Last Dance: On Heading to Olympic Rio
For almost 10 years, Brazil has prepared for the Olympics. Now a majority wish the Games had never darkened their door.
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July 28, 2016
Welcome to Brazil, Where a Food Revolution Is Changing the Way People Eat
How the country challenged the junk-food industry and became a global leader in the battle against obesity.
July 27, 2016
Brazil For Sale: How a Legal Coup Set the Stage for Privatization
More austerity and the sell off of treasured public assets will worsen an already crippling recession.
July 26, 2016
Budget Failures, Displacement, Zika—Welcome to Rio’s $11.9B Summer Olympics
The disaster in Brazil is an extreme version of what happens when the International Olympic Committee comes to town.
July 19, 2016
Outspoken British Olympian on Brexit, Rio, and the Perils of Speaking Out
Laurence Halsted shows that being an athlete doesn’t mean checking your conscience at the door.
July 6, 2016
Rio’s Police Say ‘Welcome To Hell’
The Olympics are providing police with an opportunity to push for higher wages. Yet their violence in poor communities goes undiscussed.