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100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups – Week 83

April 2, 2013

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I don’t believe it; to make space for the London Olympic Stadium in 2012 over 100 families were victims of forced migration. We were assured that after the event the arena would be used for affordable housing for local people. Whether or not this happened I cannot be sure.  

However, in preparation for the Olympics in Rio de Janerio, the risks to several hundreds of families and their homes is much more serious. The opportunities for affordable housing in the locality will not be an option. Low paid key workers will become unhappy outcasts in their own city while others revel in untold glory.  

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  1. April 2, 2013 9:18 am

    A very serious point very well made – the level of poverty in Rio is dire, I just hope those very poor communities are not trampled upon in the name of the Olympics.

    • April 2, 2013 5:25 pm

      They are sadly already … but we can only raise awareness _/\_ xx

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