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Rio Declares State Of “Public Calamity”, Warns Of Total Collapse In Security, Health And Transport

June 17th, 2016 | by Richard Paul
Rio Declares State Of “Public Calamity”, Warns Of Total Collapse In Security, Health And Transport
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Just as Putin was declaring the ban imposed by the International Association of Athletics Federation ( IAAF) as unjust to suspend athletes from competing in the 2016 Olympics in Rio as with all International competition.  Rio declares a state of ” Public Calamity”. From ZeroHedge;

“Perhaps instead of fighting this decision, Putin’s response should be a simple “thanks” because just hours later, and just 49 days before the start of the Olympics, the Rio state government declared a state of “public calamity” (yes, that’s the technical term) warning of a risk of total collapse in public security, health, transport and virtually everything else, because as the local government explained, the financial crisis is preventing it from fulfilling its requirements for the Games.”

“In other words, the money is gone… all gone, and as we jokingly predicted some time ago, as a result of the ongoing economic and now political catastrophe in the country, the 2016 Oympics may never even happen in the country gripped by what may be the worst depression in its history. Oh, and then the whole Zika thing.”

University of Ottawa professor Amir Attaran   “called on the International Olympic Committee to postpone this summer’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro—or move them elsewhere—due to the continued threat of the Zika virus. He argued in the Harvard Public Health Review that exposure to the mosquito-borne virus in the heart of Rio, where he said the number of suspected cases has reached 26,000, could result in a “full-blown global health disaster” and should prompt Olympic officials to take action as a “precautionary concession.” wrote Mother Jones.

 

As reported also in Euro News

“Rio de Janeiro’s governor declared a state of financial emergency Friday and requested federal funds to help fulfill obligations for public services during the Olympics that start Aug. 5.

Emergency measures are needed to avoid “a total collapse in public security, health, education, transport and environmental management,” a decree in the state’s Official Gazette said.”

 

This may well prove to be the most “interesting Olympics games” ever, other than the Nazi Olympics games of 1936.

 

Richard Paul

 

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