from The Sleuth Journal:
RIO DE JANEIRO – When Rio de Janeiro was chosen as an Olympic city in 2009, nobody foresaw a Brazil in such a decaying state as it is today.
The then President, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who celebrated victory effusively, never imagined that the country’s economy could make a turn for the worse.
Back then, and despite the global economic crisis, Brazil saw a GDP growth of over 5%, which kept everyone optimistic.
The crisis came later, under the presidency of president Dilma Rousseff, who has faced the economic crisis plaguing the country; the worst recession since 1990. Rousseff also had to dribble the biggest case of corruption of the democratic history of Brazil, most of which was perpetrated by her Workers Party.
Three months before the Olympic flame arrives in Rio de Janeiro, the South American giant must resolve some issues if it wants to have a memorable event.
It is the first country in three decades that receives the Olympic in a situation of economic recession and the first in South American to host the games.
By now we still do not know who will command the country during the Olympic competitions. Dilma Rousseff is going through its worst political crisis of the six-year term.
A few days ago the Chamber of Deputies approved a petition to initiate impeachment proceedings against the president of the Republic with 367 votes in favor and 137 against.
At the same time, the popularity level of the Brazilian Congress reaches the minimum of both legislatures and 82% of the country disapproves of the way it manages public affairs, according to the Brazilian Institute of Opinion and Statistics (IBOPE).
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