Opinion

Treading water in a land of contradictions: Olympics descend on Brazil

Rio will from a distance no doubt look as beautiful as ever. But the political and economic backdrop for these games could not be more devastating.

Brazil's suspended president, Dilma Rousseff, pictured in 2015, is facing impeachment shortly after the Olympics end. Jonas Pereira photograph courtesy of Agência Senado

By LES WHITTINGTON

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016 12:00 AM

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