We’re not trying to be negative here, but things are kind of falling apart in Rio de Janeiro.
With just a month to go before the Olympic games kick off, the city really couldn’t be in a much worse position. Crime is on the rise, basic necessities are in short supply, and the Brazilian government just approved a nearly $1 billion (USD) emergency bailout in an attempt to get things back on track. Here’s a look at what’s going on:
This is how police are greeting newcomers
Rio visitors greeted with ‘Welcome to Hell’ banner https://t.co/knPWhgJYiK
— hey Big Head (@moeshamitchel) June 28, 2016
An Olympic athlete was already robbed at gunpoint
— Liesl Tesch (@LieslTesch) June 20, 2016
And a dismembered body washed up near the volleyball venue
Parts of a dismembered body found along a Rio beach, just steps from where Olympic volleyball players will compete: https://t.co/A8C0pDiXMS
— Mel Orlins (@Mel_Orlins) June 30, 2016
Crime is on the rise…and nothing seems to be being done about it
— CNN Newsroom (@CNNnewsroom) July 4, 2016
And then there’s the Zika virus, which is causing athletes to bow out
Jason Day, the No. 1 player in the world, becomes latest to withdraw from Olympics because of the Zika virus. https://t.co/7sVak8Jeb1
— The Associated Press (@AP) June 28, 2016
Sure is shaping up to be an awesome Olympics, isn’t it?
For more information about the problems looming over the summer games, check out the video above.