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Brazil news and analysis from The Nation
August 22, 2016
Now That the Games Are Over, the Real Olympic Drama Begins in Rio
The Olympics are over, but they have set the stage for a wider social conflict over the future of the city.
August 19, 2016
Do the Olympics Actually Make the World Less Healthy?
The Olympics bill themselves as celebrations of physical fitness, but often leave sickness and compromised health systems in their wake.
August 18, 2016
Ryan Lochte Is One of Many Privileged First-World Tourists—and Brazilians Are Fed Up
He seems to believe in the old imperial axiom that “there is no sin below the equator.”
August 17, 2016
One Community’s Resistance Will Be the Rio Olympics’ Longest-Lasting Legacy
dromo may have suffered mass displacement for the Olympic Games, but they have survived and emerged as a symbol that you can fight Rio’s City Hall and win.
August 16, 2016
This Rio City Council Member Is Standing Up to the Olympics
He got his start trying to legalize marijuana. Now he’s tackling political corruption.
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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.