Saturday, June 18, 2016

Running From Rio

Welcome to Rio-or not:
The BBC reported that public funding for the Olympics has come from Rio’s city government, but the state is responsible for footing the bill for transportation and policing.

Brazil as a whole has been dealing with a severe economic recession. Dornelles’ declaration could expedite the release of federal emergency funds.

The interim governor noted that “exceptional measures” will be taken ahead of the Games that could affect “all essential public services”, but offered no further details.

The country’s Interim President Michel Temer has already promised financial aid.

Rio’s mayor Eduardo Paes assured on Twitter (in Portuguese) that the state’s announcement “in no way delays the delivery of Olympic projects and the promises assumed by the city of Rio.”
"Assume" being the operative word here...

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