Rio Olympics could be financial disaster
Security, mobility among the biggest worries ahead of the Games
Rio de Janeiro's acting governor is warning that the Olympic Games could be a "big failure."
Francisco Dornelles has said Monday in an interview with O Globo newspaper published that security and mobility are big worries ahead of the games in August.
With the Olympics just a month-and-a-half away, Rio de Janeiro state governor Francisco Dornelles declared a state of emergency—@kylebruening
He says the state is still awaiting a 2.9 billion Brazilian real ($860 million) payout from the federal government aimed at shoring up state coffers ahead of the event.
<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Olympics?src=hash">#Olympics</a>: Interim Governor <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/FranciscoDornelles?src=hash">#FranciscoDornelles</a> says serious economic crisis threatens to stop state from honoring commitments for games—@prathod2008
The metro line that was meant to ferry tourists to the main Olympic venue in western Rio is still not ready. And Dornelles has warned that there's only enough gas money to continue police patrols through the end of this week. Dornelles is quoted as saying, "without security and without the metro there will be difficulties."
QUOTE Acting governor Francisco Dornelles said crisis could cause a “total collapse in security, health, education, transport & environment"—@RioONWire