Stunning new corruption allegations: The former state Governor of Rio de Janeiro has admitted that he paid two million dollars to buy votes that ensured the city would host the 2016 Olympic Games.
Ukraine's Sergey Bubk and Russia's Alexander Popov have said allegations against them relating to Rio's successful 2016 bid are false. Popov said he did not even vote for the Brazilian city, which beat Madrid.
Some revelers view this year's Carnival as a way to push back against President Bolsonaro, who is known for his homophobic and sexist remarks. Samba schools will also highlight minority communities in their performances.
Athletes are facing possible sanctions for protesting Donald Trump at the Pan American Games. Gwen Berry and Race Imboden tried to draw attention to social issues in the US that they feel are spiraling out of control.
The criminal "militias" in Brazil are mostly made up of police officers who commit violent crimes and go unpunished in those areas which have been given up by the state. They control more than half of the country.
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