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Jackson Holly:

... can they pull it off? The first ever games
set in South America ... their President is
being impeached ... hoast city in turmoil and
near-bankrupt ... ZIKA ... YAI,YAI,YAI!

AMID CRISIS, RIO GOV. WARNS OLYMPICS
COULD BE 'BIG FAILURE'
BY JENNY BARCHFIELD  JUNE 2

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Rio de Janeiro's acting governor warned Monday that the Olympic Games could be a "big failure," because of budget shortfalls that threaten to compromise security and mobility during the games.

In an interview with Rio's O Globo daily, Francisco Dornelles said the state is still awaiting a 2.9 billion Brazilian real ($860 million) payout from the federal government aimed at shoring up state coffers ahead of the Aug. 5-21 event. The funds were allocated last week but have not yet reached the state, and Dornelles warned that without them, police patrols may grind to a halt by the end of the week, for lack of gas money.

"How are people going to feel protected in a city without security," Dornelles was quoted as asking.

"I'm optimistic about the games, but I have to show reality," he said. "We can have a great Olympics, but if some steps aren't taken, it can be a big failure."

"What a disaster. The security
crisis is very serious."

√ CONTINUE: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/O/OLY_RIO_BROKE_RIO?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2016-06-27-10-28-10

Jackson Holly:

As the Olympics Near, Brazil and Rio Let the Bad Times Roll
By JOE NOCERA JUNE 24, 2016

"The Games begin in six weeks,
but nobody is partying anymore."

√ READ HERE: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/25/sports/olympics/as-the-olympics-near-brazil-and-rio-let-the-bad-times-roll.html

Jackson Holly:
"Zika, pollution, political turmoil, muggings,
doping, floating corpses among concerns"

Officials warn that U.S. travelers
to Rio Olympics face hack risk
Kevin Johnson, 8:05 a.m. EDT June 28, 2016

“When you travel abroad, assume that
your personal information will be breached.’’

WASHINGTON — If Zika, political instability and contaminated water weren’t enough, U.S. intelligence officials are warning Americans traveling to the August Olympic Games in Rio and other destinations abroad that proprietary information stored on electronic devices is at high risk for theft by spies and cyber criminals who are increasingly targeting global events as troughs rich in valuable intelligence.

The program, "Know the Risk; Raise Your Shield,'' warns in part that foreign security services and criminals are tracking visitors' movements through their mobile phones and are able to control such things as internal microphones remotely, often without the users' knowledge.

√ CONTINUE: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2016/06/28/olympics-hacking-rio/86296084/

Jackson Holly:

... viral pic.   :o

Brazilian police greet tourists with
'Welcome to Hell' sign at Rio airport



√ http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/brazil-rio-police-welcome-to-hell-tourists-olympics-a7108091.html

Jackson Holly:
... Must See Photos! They have A LONG WAY TO GO!
Almost nothing is ready for action!
ARE WE GONNA HAVE AN OLYMPICS THIS YEAR?

EXCLUSIVE: Just five weeks until the Olympics
and this is Rio - building debris everywhere,
an unfinished subway, the stench of sewage in
the air (not to mention rampant Zika virus)
  * Olympic Games start in Rio de Janiero, Brazil on August 5 - just 37 days away - but venues are far from ready
  * Daily Mail Online visited series of locations where sports will be played in front of millions of spectators
  * But only one of the new buildings ordered for the Games is complete and facilities are still under construction
  * Crucial subway link will only be completed four days before the Opening Ceremony
  * American athletes change location for final practice for games and some will even go to Argentina to train
  * Games already have threat of Zika and big names including Jason Day and LeBron James staying away
  * Brazil is facing crisis of impeached president and massive pile of debt which has hung over preparations
  * Up to a quarter of all seats could be empty because huge number of tickets are unsold - and unaffordable to locals
    By SHEKHAR   BHATIA IN RIO DE JANIERO, FOR DAILYMAIL.COM   28 June 2016

√ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3663080/Just-month-Olympics-Rio-2016-scaffolding-debris-unfinished-subway-stench-sewage-air-venue-venue-construction-s-without-taking-Zika-account.html

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