Brazilians Struggle Economically in Midst of Olympic Games

August 10, 2016 12:18 AM

The images from the summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro have been strikingly beautiful. But underlying all that beauty is great turmoil as Brazil is in the grip of a crippling political and economic crisis. Ordinary Brazilians are feeling the pinch, especially those who live in the Rio slums called "favelas." VOA's Jeff Swicord reports from Rio on the struggle Brazilians are facing in the midst of the Olympic games.