Rio Olympics 2016: Did Brazil pass or fail its big exam?

( CNN) Billed beforehand as the “Carnival Games” full of happy fans, the Rio Olympics turned out to be one of the toughest in history. A series of mishaps and near-misses included stray bullets, robberies, an attack on a media bus, serious crashes in the cycling road races, empty seats, booing crowd, broken toilets in […]

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Rosa Barba examines the everyday chaos of Sao Paulo’s ‘giant earthworm’ highway

Shes explored cities around the world, and now the Italian artist has cast her eye on the Minhoco, a controversial insignium of a splendidly untidy megalopolis In the center of the largest city in Latin America, amid a wood of closely packed towers, snakes an elevated freeway of more than three kilometers, slicing from east […]

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Rosa Barba examines the everyday chaos of Sao Paulo’s ‘giant earthworm’ freeway

Shes explored cities around the world, and now the Italian artist has cast her eye on the Minhoco, a controversial badge of a splendidly untidy megalopolis In the center of the largest city in Latin America, amid a woodland of closely packed towers, snakes an elevated road of more than three kilometers, slicing from east […]

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Taming ‘the worm’: how the Minhocao is Sao Paulo’s soul

On weekdays residents who live within feet of this sillines of Brazils military totalitarianism must put up with pollution and a constant roar but at other periods autoes are banned. In a city short on public space, the people take control ” I recollect when our street had trees on it. It was so nice […]

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Charlie Webster out of coma after nearly dying, mother says

TV sports presenter remains in Rio hospital after contracting rare strain of malaria during charity cycle ride to Olympics Television presenter Charlie Webster virtually succumbed after falling ill with a rare strain of malaria at the opening ceremony of the Olympics, according to her mother, shortly after completing a 3,000 mile charity ride to make […]

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What’s in the water? Pollution fears taint Rio’s picturesque bay ahead of Olympics

Untreated sewage and viruses in Guanabara Bay have led UN to advise athletes to spend as little time in the water as possible There can be few more beautiful city sights in the world than that from the Marina da Gloria, where the Rio 2016 Olympic sailing events will be launched this weekend. Look out […]

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Um Mundo Novo? The Olympic rings leave Rio, rustier but brighter

Despite concerns about Zika, empty seats and doping, Rio delivered moments of grace and purity where athletic achievement drowned out everything else Goodbye, then, Rio 2016. Higher, faster, stronger, bigger, messier and now finally over. After 17 days of intoxicating sport, $11.5 bn spent, 306 gold medals doled out and a vast dying ocean of […]

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