2016 Olympics: What Rio doesn’t want the world to see

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  • Published on:  Monday, June 27, 2016
  • Rio is hiding poor people.See Part II: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3BRT...Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjOThe 2016 Olympics are set to begin in just over a month in Rio de Janeiro. As the city prepares to receive an influx of international visitors, it is building new infrastructure and transportation systems to accommodate the surge. But the city is also undergoing another major project: hiding and removing poor people from view of foreign onlookers. I went to Rio to see how the city is transforming to make way for the OlympicsVox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com to get up to speed on everything from Kurdistan to the Kim Kardashian app. Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyEFollow Vox on Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5HOr on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06o


  • Andrea K
    Andrea K  3 years ago +5339

    Brazil should stop acting like it's a first world country and focus on what really matters.

  • Rohan Anderson
    Rohan Anderson  11 months ago +2701

    And now, two years later the olympic park lies empty, deserted and in disrepair. The public parks that were built are fenced off, the athletes towers are empty and the stadiums are boarded up.

  • Sonata Graal
    Sonata Graal  a years ago +2179

    So rio is covering the poor just to make their city look good? Jeez Brazil, shame on your government.

  • Alex Callewaert
    Alex Callewaert  4 months ago +964

    You should do a 2019 update of Rio now that the Olympics have passed. What is it like there now?

  • Phelipe Nascimento
    Phelipe Nascimento  a years ago +770

    As a Brazilian I'm gonna tell you guys the truth, Rio is one of the most beautiful places in Brazil, however is one of the most dangerous too, Rio's police is the most violent in the world , a lot of hospitals were forgiven because of this stupid Olympics, don't even ask me about the world cup. I'm from São paulo, I love Brazil in all aspects, but the corrupt government of this country is letting Brazil into a hole. Sometime ago the brazilian people got FURIOUS, then the truckers from all the country stopped working, the country went into a caos, the markets were running out of supplies, animals from farms were dieing without food, all the prices were getting so high, president was trying to do a lot of deals, the gasoline prices increased from R$3,60 to R$4,80 (sometimes even R$5,00 a liter). As I said, I hate this country's government, and if it doesn't get better I'll get the f*ck out of this place.

  • CJ Ezinne
    CJ Ezinne  3 years ago +8704

    This is why I love Vox. Way better than Buzzfeed pathetic attempts of journalism.

  • Stratos
    Stratos  a years ago +342

    the irony is that almost all of the olympic park in brazil is completely abandoned.

  • Ergo
    Ergo  4 months ago +328

    Streisand effect- The harder you try to hide something the more obvious it becomes.

  • Dinesh Kurmilla
    Dinesh Kurmilla  a years ago +211

    All this for a bunch of little games?

  • Ashley Sutherland
    Ashley Sutherland  11 months ago +292

    I remember an episode of the Simpsons where they went to Brazil and they got accused and even threatened to sue by the local politicians for portraying Rio negatively by highlighting poverty crime and corruption. Since the Olympics it's amazing how much of this was found to be true.

  • arrowmouse
    arrowmouse  3 months ago +123

    The olympics should either be in the same place every time or in cities which already have the necessary athletic infrastructure.

  • Lone Knight
    Lone Knight  a years ago +221

    Brazil is not a Paradise...
    but we advertise it as one so we can continue to get Foreigner money.
    Brazil is slowling turning into a Giant Tourist Trap, while millions suffer.

  • Ellie_Bells 498
    Ellie_Bells 498  1 months ago +54

    Its like when you sweep the floor and your put it under the rug. ;-;

  • Nicholas Köhler
    Nicholas Köhler  a years ago +172

    The sad thing is, everyone in Rio knows, everyone in Brazil knows, and the world. But the thing is, just get worst.

  • Glitchy-S
    Glitchy-S  3 years ago +609

    brazil has waaaaay too many problems to host something like the olympics

  • David Zakaryan
    David Zakaryan  21 days ago +27

    Who got this 3 years later after the olympics in their recommendation

  • a
    a  8 months ago +55

    and now look at the Olympic park, used once , abandoned and useless forever

  • Franco B.
    Franco B.  1 months ago +44

    I'm from the state of Rio de Janeiro - whose capital is the city of Rio - and our governor has recently asked the people to stop saying bad things about the state and the city on the internet. Instead he is advising us to post pictures of the beautiful parts of the city and say positive things to attract tourism. This is how bad our political class, our social justice, our public health and education are. So bad the government has to ask the people to stop spreading the news worldwide.

  • 19Meet_Meebf_Tha_Husky91

    Reo: trying to censor the poor houses
    Vox: Im going to stop you right there!😐✋

  • Christy Ho
    Christy Ho  5 months ago +44

    Oh boy. You should also see what the Chinese government did in preparation for the Beijing Olympics in 2008. Heartbreaking as well.