Currency of the Month – Brazil Grinds to the Finish Line

by Chuck Butler
Daily Pfennig

One would think with opening ceremonies for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games no less than two months away, the news coverage in Brazil would be about final touches on competitive venues, mounting athlete enthusiasm or tender human-interest stories following the Olympic torch relay. Instead, coverage in Brazil seems to be a magnet for bad luck, with the media focused squarely on negative stories describing sewage-filled aquatic venues, presidential impeachments and Zika virus fears, not to mention the recent executive order by the governor of Rio de Janeiro declaring a financial state of emergency for the State.

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