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Dancing with the Devil in the City of God: Rio de Janeiro and the Olympic Dream

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From prizewinning journalist and Brazilian native Juliana Barbassa comes a deeply reported and beautifully written account of the seductive and chaotic city of Rio de Janeiro as it struggles with poverty and corruption on the brink of the 2016 Olympic Games.

Juliana Barbassa moved a great deal throughout her life, but Rio was always home. After twenty-one years abroad, she returned to find her native city - once ravaged by inflation, drug wars, corrupt leaders, and dying neighborhoods - undergoing a major change.

Rio has always aspired to the pantheon of global capitals, and under the spotlight of the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games it seems that its moment has come. But in order to prepare itself for the world stage, Rio must vanquish the entrenched problems that Barbassa recalls from her childhood. Turning this beautiful but deeply flawed place into a pristine showcase of the best that Brazil has to offer in just a few years is a tall order - and with the whole world watching, the stakes couldn’t be higher.

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ISBN: 9781476756264
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Language: English
Page Count: 352
Size: 9.02" l x 6.04" w x 0.97"
Series: N/A