First, the security guard at the gas station did point a gun at the U.S. swimmers (including Ryan Lochte) to extort money, and then, second, the police have been focusing so much on this and not dealing with their own domestic issues such as violence in Brazil. As Nancy Armour of USA Today said, all […]
From the Zika virus to a behind-schedule construction effort to dirty and sewage-filled waters and the ongoing impeachment procedures against Brazil’s elected president Dilma Rousseff, this Rio Olympics is looking to be a giant disaster. Add in this financial crisis for the host city and this is almost like Sochi in Russia. Photo by Mark_JH
That’s big news, especially if they can’t participate in the Olympics this summer: Russian track and field athletes remain banned from international competition, including the 2016 Olympics in Rio. Athletics chiefs have decided not to lift the suspension, which was imposed in November following accusations of state-sponsored doping. But individual athletes can compete as neutrals […]
Huh? But no one knows the true origin of the virus! How is there no mass panic? This from BBC News: There is no need to move the Olympics from Rio de Janeiro, or to postpone or cancel them, WHO experts said. The WHO reaffirmed earlier advice against imposing any travel or trade restrictions on […]
She announced she’s pregnant with her second child and that she will not travel to cover the Rio Olympics this summer, as CDC has warned pregnant women and their spouses to not go to Brazil for the festivities. So why are the Rio Olympics still going on?
From Fox News: The 367-137 vote late Sunday in favor of impeachment was well over the 342 votes needed for the proceedings to move ahead to the Senate, where a majority vote will determine whether Rousseff is put on trial and suspended while Vice President Michel Temer temporarily takes over. The exact date of the […]