Low Expectations

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The Olympic Games kick off today in Brazil – a country plagued by a political crisis and economic downturn. The Cipher Brief’s Kaitlin Lavinder spoke to Andrea Murta, associate director at the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center, about the stakes for Brazil. Murta, a Brazil native, says expectations are so low that the Games are likely to be classified a success.

TCB: What are the stakes for Brazil if the Olympic Games go well, and what are the stakes if the Games go poorly – for example, if there is a major national security breach?

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