BRAZIL’S FAVELAS AND THE OLYMPICS: RUSH TO HIDE SOCIAL ILLS
By Ariana Criste Staff Writer As Rio De Janeiro rushes to prepare itself for the upcoming 2016 Summer Olympics, they are taking questionable measures to mold itself for the international eye. Politicians and business leaders in Rio problematize the “favelas,” the urban slums that the public views as being centers for poverty, drug activity and…
PLAYING HOST TO THE WORLD CUP: PROMISED LOCAL BENEFITS TAKE A DIVE?
Staff Writer Andrew Muse-Fisher explores who really benefits when countries host the World Cup.