Possessed. Dispossessed

At What Cost World Cup? At What Cost Olympics?

The World Cup is closing in on its final chapters: semifinals on Tuesday and Wednesday, finals on on Sunday. The tournament is already leaving great sporting memories, but it’s also leaving a legacy of controversy over evictions and land seizures that made way for the event.

Authorities evicted residents in dozens of neighborhoods across Rio and other major Brazilian cities ahead of the tournament.

The evictions sparked protests from those who believe the mega-events serve primarily the interests of the wealthy.

And now the scenario is repeating itself as Brazil prepares for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

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