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Opinion, by Michael Royster

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Thousands of tourists have begun to descend upon Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, notwithstanding the police protest sign saying "Welcome to Hell".

The list of Olympic failures is legion: a golf course despoiling a nature preserve; the forcible eviction of long-term community residents near the Olympic center in Barra da Tijuca; the abject failure of the UPP program touted as a way to clean up crime-ridden favelas; the murder of at least ten police officers each and every month.

Did we mention sewage . . .

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