People evicted to make room for the Olympics
According to a local group of social movements, researchers, NGOs and trade unions, 3,000 families have been displaced from their homes and another 7,800 are facing eviction in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, which will host the Olympic Games in 2016.
“Our fears are being confirmed. The benefits and social legacy that are so widely trumpeted really hide a dark legacy: an elitist, segregated and unequal society” - Orlando Alves dos Santos Jr., sociologist and urban planner.
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