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The Supreme Court's takeover of Venezuela's parliament and spillover from a dysfunctional economy are causing neighboring countries to speak up against its authoritarian moves.
Brazilians have found inspiration in the athletes' prowess as well as Brazil's strong performance. The Paralympics have also provided a respite from a steady diet of bad news.
Many Brazilians are deeply critical of their government – but not necessarily willing to support reforms aimed at long-term change. The senate voted to impeach Dilma Rousseff today.
Dilma Rousseff was suspended pending the outcome of her impeachment trial, which some see as democracy in action but others decry as an attempted coup.
Many Brazilians expected the worst. But they've had a change of heart.
Ygor Coelho de Oliveira, whose father started a badminton program to help kids in a rough neighborhood, is Brazil's first male Olympic badminton player – and an ambassador for the power of hope and hard work.
Amid all the focus on Rio's woes, the 2016 Games have also started good conversations – including, for example, around the national embrace of an Afro-Brazilian gold medalist.
Residents of the impoverished favelas had hoped for plans to address Rio's inequality, but now some are decrying the 'exclusion Games.'
For many, golf is symbolic of the vast challenges faced by host cities, from environmental concerns around construction to whether long-term benefits will reach beyond the elite.
While geopolitical debates have put Russia and the international athletics community at odds over the country's allegedly state-sanctioned doping, both sides identify remarkably similar remedies.
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