Can Rio 2016 help Brazil’s economy? Voices from Rio streets

The two-week Olympic Games is drawing to an end.

With a price tag of some 12 billion U.S. dollars when everything is taken into account, the event doesn’t come cheap, especially considering that Brazil is in its worst recession in decades.

And if history is any indication, host cities seldom make a profit out of the Games itself. Yet officials have said the Olympics will be a huge boost to Latin America’s largest economy.

So can Rio 2016 be Brazil’s chance to emerge from trouble? We collect some voices from Rio streets.

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