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Americas Rio building collapse: Will Brazil be ready for the Olympics? (+video)

Three buildings in Rio de Janeiro collapsed late Wednesday. The latest in a string of construction woes, the accident is raising concerns about preparation for the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics.

Ricardo Moraes/REUTERS

The collapse of three buildings in the center of Rio de Janeiro sounds a sharp cautionary note for Brazilians as the country rushes to build homes, hotels, transports links, and other infrastructure projects ahead of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics