Brazil: Getting its House Back in Order Post Olympics

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The Olympic Games have been a nice distraction for Brazil but will leave the country with nothing gained – the negatives balancing out the positives – and needing to quickly refocus on its own political and economic misfortunes.

“The affect of the Olympics is almost null,” Director-General of the Rio-based BRICS Policy Center, Paulo Esteves, tells The Cipher Brief. Esteves says this is because Brazil will not receive “the recognition its elites wanted at the beginning of this process,” due to a political crisis, the economic situation that made it difficult to pull off the Games, and the Zika epidemic.

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