State Of Rio Announces "State Of Public Calamity"

Donna Bowater of The Telegraph on the rapidly deteriorating state of Rio de Janeiro with the Olympics less than two months away.

She writes:

A decree published late on Friday said that a fall in public revenue – mainly a result of the oil crash – could stop the government from “honouring its commitments” to host the Rio 2016 Games with just 49 days until the Opening Ceremony.

It also warned the crisis could cause a “total collapse in public security, health, education, mobility and environmental management”.

The story goes on to note that hospitals are closing and people are not getting paid. But at least the Russian track team won't have to deal with any of it.