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Author: Cristina Veiga

Rio Olympics begin with unmet promises

Even as Brazil battles economic and political crises, the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro have invited criticism because city authorities have failed to live up to environmental commitments

Perhaps the most serious is the lack of improvement in water quality in Guanabara bay and the Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon, where outdoor aquatic events will take place…Read More

Zika fears could ruin Rio Olympics

With less than 6 months to go before the start of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the spread of the Zika virus is dampening the enthusiasm in Brazil

Less than six months before the start of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the Zika virus is threatening to ruin the party. Scientists have found strong evidence the virus is causing microcephaly in newborns, and as research moves forward, the situation seems to be getting worse…Read More