Rio's Race to Future Intersects Slave Past

As we have been been saying daily since Brazil won the right to host the FIFA World Cup and the Olympic/Paralympic Games, the world is turning its attention to Brazil with unrelenting scrutiny. This article from the New York Times is one of a series of exposés that will appear in the international press in the lead up to the Rio 2016 Games:


"Archaeologists are exposing the foundations of our unequal society while we are witnessing a perverse attempt to remake the city into something resembling Miami or Dubai," said Cláudio Lima Castro, an architect and scholar of urban planning. "We're losing an opportunity to focus in detail on our past, and maybe even learn from it."

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