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The Olympics of corruption: Brazil after the Games

Nine months after the Games, violent crime is surging, the arenas are padlocked and deteriorating, and favelas remain neglected by the state, lacking the most basic modern conveniences. At best, the Olympics represent a criminal waste of a prosperous decade. The gulf between promises made and change delivered is galling.

Andrew Purcell

I am a British freelance journalist based in New York. My principal clients are the Age and the Sydney Morning Herald (Australia), the Sunday Herald (Scotland), the Guardian (UK) and BBC World Service radio. For a complete list of contents, click here. Twitter: @andrewpurcellny

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