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Life after the Olympics

Rio de Janeiro tries to readjust to normalcy after a hectic lead up to the Olympic games. Daily life has resumed, with all the pleasure and challenges it brings. A lot was put on hold, and the city still must host the Paralympic Games beginning on Sept. 7th​.

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Judo champ’s journey shines light on Afro-Brazilian plight

When Brazilians collectively embraced their first gold medalist of the 2016 Olympics this week it was not without some irony. Rafaela Silva, a judo star and an Afro-Brazilian from the hardscrabble City of God slum, had been called a monkey among other insults on social media. Her success story is a story about Rio, which is coming to grips with the kind of racism Brazil so often pretends doesn't exist.

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Olympics celebrated without Lula, Brazil's former president

Seven years ago, Brazil's president wept as Brazil was awarded the 2016 Olympics. He won't be at the opening Friday, facing possible prosecution and at times jeered in public amid corruption investigations into the ruling Workers Party. A look at the fall from grace of the man Brazilians know by his nickname, Lula.

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Gallery: Olympic terror suspect's parents deny son's involvement

Brazilians are on edge after a wave of terror attacks in Europe and threats by ISIS to disrupt the Olympic games, which run from Aug. 5 to Aug. 21, 2016. Brazil made about a dozen detentions of suspected ISIS sympathizers in late July. The resident Alisson Luan de Oliveira, a teenager suspected of being involved in a terrorist plot, was caught in this once surfer's paradise the earlier week feeding cautionary tales involving the global reach of social media and the gray areas between interest in and support of the self-described Islamic State.

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Life after the Olympics

Rio de Janeiro tries to readjust to normalcy after a hectic lead up to the Olympic games. Daily life has resumed, with all the pleasure and challenges it brings. A lot was put on hold, and the city still must host the Paralympic Games beginning on Sept. 7th​.
Kevin G. Hall and Tong Wu McClatchy
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