Rio 2016: Brazil’s $10 Billion Extravaganza | KCET
Rio 2016: Brazil’s $10 Billion Extravaganza
In this week’s program, host Rick Rock well explores whether Brazil’s investment in the Olympics and the World Cup tip the country into the worst economic depression it has seen in the past century.
Interim President Michel Temer took the unusual step of issuing an open letter to the media this week to reassure the world that despite security, infrastructure, and Zika concerns, Brazil will be ready to host the Olympics on time. Temer promises to have 85,000 police and members of the military providing security for the games. His statement comes after thieves robbed Olympic athletes currently training in Brazil for the games.
Andrew Zimbalist of Smith College and author of “Circus Maximus: The Economic Gamble Behind Hosting the Olympics and the World Cup” offers his insight.
Executive Producer: Rick Rockwell
Technical Director: Jim Singer
Production Assistant: Chorsie Martin
Image: Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. ©RioTur/Olympic.org
“Latin Pulse” is produced at Webster University’s School of Communications: www.webster.edu/communications/
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