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Opinion, by Michael Royster

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Saturday’s O Globo announced that Rio’s Mayor had sent an email to the IOC saying there’s a real possibility that Line 4, which would link Ipanema to the beginning of Barra da Tijuca, will not be ready in time for the Olympic Games, so they’d better look at some alternatives.

Ironically, Rio’s Mayor knows he isn’t responsible for the Metrô, where work began six years ago — that responsibility belongs to the State government (which is in denial), and to the Federal government (which is comatose).

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