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Rio Olympics 2016

Squeezed Out in Rio - 11 Jun 2015
Residents of the Vila Autodromo favela have been threatened with eviction and required to move due to construction for the 2016 Olympics.
BRAZIL-OLYMPICS/
RTX1FUIU
June 09, 2015
A resident of the Vila Autodromo favela picks up her clothes in front of the construction work for the...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
A resident of the Vila Autodromo favela picks up her clothes in front of the construction work for the...
A resident of the Vila Autodromo favela picks up her clothes in front of the construction work for the Rio 2016 Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil June 9, 2015. Residents have been threatened with eviction and required to move due to the construction work for the Rio 2016 Olympic Park, and about half have so far accepted compensation offers and left. The land conflict in Vila Autodromo, which feels like a ghost town with 90 percent of its residents gone, shows the underside of Rio's attempt to use the 2016 Olympic Games to modernize the city. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
BRAZIL-OLYMPICS/
RTX1FP1B
June 08, 2015
Resident of the Vila Autodromo Sebastiao Brito, who says he was hit by municipal guards during an attempted...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Resident of the Vila Autodromo Sebastiao Brito holds his grandson Saymon at home in Rio de Janeiro
Resident of the Vila Autodromo Sebastiao Brito, who says he was hit by municipal guards during an attempted eviction last Wednesday, holds his grandson Saymon at home in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil June 8, 2015. Residents have been threatened with eviction and required to move due to the construction work for the Rio 2016 Olympic Park, and about half have so far accepted compensation offers and left. The land conflict in Vila Autodromo, which feels like a ghost town with 90 percent of its residents gone, shows the underside of Rio's attempt to use the 2016 Olympic Games to modernize the city. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
BRAZIL-OLYMPICS/
RTX1FUIC
June 09, 2015
Fisherman Fabricio, resident of the Vila Autodromo favela, rides on his boat in front of the construction...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Fisherman Fabricio, resident of the Vila Autodromo favela, rides on his boat in front of the construction...
Fisherman Fabricio, resident of the Vila Autodromo favela, rides on his boat in front of the construction work for the Rio 2016 Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil June 9, 2015. Residents have been threatened with eviction and required to move due to the construction work for the Rio 2016 Olympic Park, and about half have so far accepted compensation offers and left. The land conflict in Vila Autodromo, which feels like a ghost town with 90 percent of its residents gone, shows the underside of Rio's attempt to use the 2016 Olympic Games to modernize the city. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
BRAZIL-OLYMPICS/
RTX1FUI9
June 09, 2015
Fishermen Edivaldo, resident of the Vila Autodromo favela, rests on a sofa at home in Rio de Janeiro,...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Fishermen Edivaldo, resident of the Vila Autodromo favela, rests on a sofa at home in Rio de Janeiro
Fishermen Edivaldo, resident of the Vila Autodromo favela, rests on a sofa at home in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil June 9, 2015. Residents have been threatened with eviction and required to move due to the construction work for the Rio 2016 Olympic Park, and about half have so far accepted compensation offers and left. The land conflict in Vila Autodromo, which feels like a ghost town with 90 percent of its residents gone, shows the underside of Rio's attempt to use the 2016 Olympic Games to modernize the city. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
BRAZIL-OLYMPICS/
RTX1FUIE
June 09, 2015
Workers of the construction work for the Rio 2016 Olympic Park are seen next to the Vila Autodromo favela...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Workers of the construction work for the Rio 2016 Olympic Park are seen next to the Vila Autodromo favela...
Workers of the construction work for the Rio 2016 Olympic Park are seen next to the Vila Autodromo favela in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil June 9, 2015. Residents of Vila Autodromo have been threatened with eviction and required to move due to the construction work for the Rio 2016 Olympic Park, and about half have so far accepted compensation offers and left. The land conflict in Vila Autodromo, which feels like a ghost town with 90 percent of its residents gone, shows the underside of Rio's attempt to use the 2016 Olympic Games to modernize the city. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
BRAZIL-OLYMPICS/
RTX1FUIA
June 09, 2015
A pair of boots of a fisherman are seen from the rooftop of a house in front of the construction work...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
A pair of boots of a fisherman are seen from the rooftop of a house in front of the construction work...
A pair of boots of a fisherman are seen from the rooftop of a house in front of the construction work for the Rio 2016 Olympic Park in the Vila Autodromo favela in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 9, 2015. Residents have been threatened with eviction and required to move due to the construction work for the Rio 2016 Olympic Park, and about half have so far accepted compensation offers and left. The land conflict in Vila Autodromo, which feels like a ghost town with 90 percent of its residents gone, shows the underside of Rio's attempt to use the 2016 Olympic Games to modernize the city. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
BRAZIL-OLYMPICS/
RTX1FPCX
June 08, 2015
A resident of the Vila Autodromo favela watches a soccer game from the rooftop of his house in Rio de...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
A resident of the Vila Autodromo favela watches a soccer game from the rooftop of his house in Rio de...
A resident of the Vila Autodromo favela watches a soccer game from the rooftop of his house in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil June 8, 2015. Residents have been threatened with eviction and required to move due to the construction work for the Rio 2016 Olympic Park, and about half have so far accepted compensation offers and left. The land conflict in Vila Autodromo, which feels like a ghost town with 90 percent of its residents gone, shows the underside of Rio's attempt to use the 2016 Olympic Games to modernize the city. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
BRAZIL-OLYMPICS/
RTX1FPCS
June 08, 2015
A resident of the Vila Autodromo favela walks in front of construction work for the Rio 2016 Olympic...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
A resident of the Vila Autodromo favela walks in front of construction work for the Rio 2016 Olympic...
A resident of the Vila Autodromo favela walks in front of construction work for the Rio 2016 Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil June 8, 2015. Residents have been threatened with eviction and required to move due to the construction work for the Rio 2016 Olympic Park, and about half have so far accepted compensation offers and left. The land conflict in Vila Autodromo, which feels like a ghost town with 90 percent of its residents gone, shows the underside of Rio's attempt to use the 2016 Olympic Games to modernize the city. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
BRAZIL-OLYMPICS/
RTX1FP2S
June 08, 2015
A boy is seen on a boat on the shore of the Vila Autodromo favela in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil June 8, 2015....
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
A boy is seen on a boat on the shore of the Vila Autodromo favela in Rio de Janeiro
A boy is seen on a boat on the shore of the Vila Autodromo favela in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil June 8, 2015. Residents have been threatened with eviction and required to move due to the construction work for the Rio 2016 Olympic Park, and about half have so far accepted compensation offers and left. The land conflict in Vila Autodromo, which feels like a ghost town with 90 percent of its residents gone, shows the underside of Rio's attempt to use the 2016 Olympic Games to modernize the city. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
BRAZIL-OLYMPICS/
RTX1FP1C
June 08, 2015
Residents of the Vila Autodromo favela stand at their house which is next to the construction site for...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Residents of the Vila Autodromo favela stand at their house which is next to the construction site for...
Residents of the Vila Autodromo favela stand at their house which is next to the construction site for the Rio 2016 Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil June 8, 2015. Residents have been threatened with eviction and required to move due to the construction work for the Rio 2016 Olympic Park, and about half have so far accepted compensation offers and left. The land conflict in Vila Autodromo, which feels like a ghost town with 90 percent of its residents gone, shows the underside of Rio's attempt to use the 2016 Olympic Games to modernize the city. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
BRAZIL-OLYMPICS/
RTX1FP2R
June 08, 2015
A resident of the Vila Autodromo favela rides his bicycle in front of construction work for the Rio 2016...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
A resident of the Vila Autodromo favela rides his bicycle in front of construction work for the Rio 2016...
A resident of the Vila Autodromo favela rides his bicycle in front of construction work for the Rio 2016 Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil June 8, 2015. Residents have been threatened with eviction and required to move due to the construction work for the Rio 2016 Olympic Park, and about half have so far accepted compensation offers and left. The land conflict in Vila Autodromo, which feels like a ghost town with 90 percent of its residents gone, shows the underside of Rio's attempt to use the 2016 Olympic Games to modernize the city. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
BRAZIL-OLYMPICS/
RTX1FOYT
June 08, 2015
A resident of the Vila Autodromo favela smokes in front of the construction work for the Rio 2016 Olympic...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
A resident of the Vila Autodromo favela smokes in front of the construction work for the Rio 2016 Olympic...
A resident of the Vila Autodromo favela smokes in front of the construction work for the Rio 2016 Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil June 8, 2015. Residents have been threatened with eviction and required to move, and about half have so far accepted compensation offers and left. The land conflict in Vila Autodromo, which feels like a ghost town with 90 percent of its residents gone, shows the underside of Rio's attempt to use the 2016 Olympic Games to modernize the city. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
OLYMPICS-BRAZIL/
RTR4RAE2
February 26, 2015
An aerial view of the Rio 2016 Olympic Park construction site (L) and the Vila Autodromo slum in Rio...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
An aerial view of the Rio 2016 Olympic Park construction site in Rio de Janeiro
An aerial view of the Rio 2016 Olympic Park construction site (L) and the Vila Autodromo slum in Rio de Janeiro February 26, 2015. Rio de Janeiro must keep up the pace of delivery if it is to complete venues before scheduled Olympic test events as it enters "the most intense period of preparations," the IOC said on Wednesday. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS BUSINESS CONSTRUCTION SOCIETY POVERTY)
BRAZIL-OLYMPICS/PROTEST
RTR4VRLV
April 01, 2015
Workers watch from the construction of the Rio 2016 Olympic Park, during a protest against Olympic Park...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Workers watch from the construction of the Rio 2016 Olympic Park, during a protest against Olympic Park...
Workers watch from the construction of the Rio 2016 Olympic Park, during a protest against Olympic Park at the Vila Autodromo favela in Rio de Janeiro April 1, 2015. Rio's city council said the land on which the favela sits was needed for "public use" and issued compulsory purchase orders. After years of tension, 90 percent of residents have already left. The ones that remain refuse to leave, creating a potential flashpoint for protests ahead of the Olympic Games. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

BRAZIL-OLYMPICS/PROTEST
RTR4VRLT
April 01, 2015
A resident blocks the entrance of the Vila Autodromo favela during a protest against construction work...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Resident blocks the entrance of the Vila Autodromo favela during a protest against construction work...
A resident blocks the entrance of the Vila Autodromo favela during a protest against construction work for the Rio 2016 Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro April 1, 2015. Rio's city council said the land on which the favela sits was needed for "public use" and issued compulsory purchase orders. After years of tension, 90 percent of residents have already left. The ones that remain refuse to leave, creating a potential flashpoint for protests ahead of the Olympic Games. The banner reads, "The mayor, mind, residents of Vila Autodromo are being forced to accept indemnity". REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

BRAZIL-OLYMPICS/PROTEST
RTR4VRFE
April 01, 2015
Residents from the Vila Autodromo favela block Abelardo Bueno Avenue during a protest against construction...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Residents from the Vila Autodromo favela block Abelardo Bueno Avenue during a protest against construction...
Residents from the Vila Autodromo favela block Abelardo Bueno Avenue during a protest against construction work for the Rio 2016 Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro April 1, 2015. On March 27, Rio's city council said the land on which the favela sits was needed for "public use" and issued compulsory purchase orders. After years of tension, 90 percent of residents have already left. The ones that remain refuse to leave, creating a potential flashpoint for protests ahead of the Olympic Games. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

BRAZIL-OLYMPICS/PROTEST
RTR4VQ7W
April 01, 2015
Residents from the Vila Autodromo favela chant slogans during a protest against construction work for...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Residents from the Vila Autodromo favela chant slogans during a protest against construction work for...
Residents from the Vila Autodromo favela chant slogans during a protest against construction work for the Rio 2016 Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro April 1, 2015. On March 27, Rio's city council said the land on which the favela sits was needed for "public use" and issued compulsory purchase orders. After years of tensions, 90 percent of residents have already left. The one's that remain refuse to leave, creating a potential flashpoint for protests ahead of the Olympic Games. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

BRAZIL-OLYMPICS/EVICTIONS
RTR4OE9R
February 05, 2015
Luis Geraldo, 52, smokes a cigarette in his house where the co-owners have left and their part of the...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Luis Geraldo, 52, smokes a cigarette in his house where the co-owners have left and their part of the...
Luis Geraldo, 52, smokes a cigarette in his house where the co-owners have left and their part of the building demolished, at the Vila Autodromo favela in Rio de Janeiro January 28, 2015. Street addresses jump in the Vila Autodromo favela: 39, 42, 48, 51. The missing numbers belonged to homes now reduced to rubble to make way for the Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro. But 18 months before the Olympic Games begin, about 50 families still refuse to leave, clinging on despite increasing isolation and irregular access to basic services like water and electricity. The land conflict in Vila Autodromo, which feels like a ghost town with 90 percent of its residents gone, shows the underside of Rio's attempt to use the 2016 Olympic Games to modernize the city. Picture taken on January 28, 2015. To match BRAZIL-OLYMPICS/EVICTIONS REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST SPORT OLYMPICS SOCIETY)
BRAZIL-OLYMPICS/EVICTIONS
RTR4OE9I
February 05, 2015
Marcias Lemos, 57, walks by a pool in her house, with cranes and construction work for the Rio 2016 Olympic...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Marcias Lemos, 57, walks by a pool in her house, with cranes and construction work for the Rio 2016 Olympic...
Marcias Lemos, 57, walks by a pool in her house, with cranes and construction work for the Rio 2016 Olympic Park seen in the background, at the Vila Autodromo favela in Rio de Janeiro January 28, 2015. Street addresses jump in the Vila Autodromo favela: 39, 42, 48, 51. The missing numbers belonged to homes now reduced to rubble to make way for the Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro. But 18 months before the Olympic Games begin, about 50 families still refuse to leave, clinging on despite increasing isolation and irregular access to basic services like water and electricity. The land conflict in Vila Autodromo, which feels like a ghost town with 90 percent of its residents gone, shows the underside of Rio's attempt to use the 2016 Olympic Games to modernize the city. Picture taken on January 28, 2015. To match BRAZIL-OLYMPICS/EVICTIONS REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST SPORT OLYMPICS SOCIETY)
BRAZIL-OLYMPICS/EVICTIONS
RTR4OE93
February 05, 2015
A worker works on the demolition of a house, with cranes and construction work for the Rio 2016 Olympic...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
A worker works on the demolition of a house, with cranes and construction work for the Rio 2016 Olympic...
A worker works on the demolition of a house, with cranes and construction work for the Rio 2016 Olympic Park seen in the background, at the Vila Autodromo favela in Rio de Janeiro January 28, 2015. Street addresses jump in the Vila Autodromo favela: 39, 42, 48, 51. The missing numbers belonged to homes now reduced to rubble to make way for the Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro. But 18 months before the Olympic Games begin, about 50 families still refuse to leave, clinging on despite increasing isolation and irregular access to basic services like water and electricity. The land conflict in Vila Autodromo, which feels like a ghost town with 90 percent of its residents gone, shows the underside of Rio's attempt to use the 2016 Olympic Games to modernize the city. Picture taken on January 28, 2015. To match BRAZIL-OLYMPICS/EVICTIONS REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST SPORT OLYMPICS SOCIETY)
BRAZIL/
RTR3W50X
June 27, 2014
An aerial view of the Autodromo slum, as pictured from above, next to the construction site of the Rio...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
An aerial view of the Autodromo slum, as pictured from above, next to the construction site of the Rio...
An aerial view of the Autodromo slum, as pictured from above, next to the construction site of the Rio 2016 Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro June 27, 2014. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS BUSINESS CONSTRUCTION)
BRAZIL-OLYMPICS/
RTX1FP2Z
June 08, 2015
Fishermen are seen on a boat on the shore of the Vila Autodromo favela in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil June...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Fishermen are seen on a boat on the shore of the Vila Autodromo favela in Rio de Janeiro
Fishermen are seen on a boat on the shore of the Vila Autodromo favela in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil June 8, 2015. Residents have been threatened with eviction and required to move, and about half have so far accepted compensation offers and left. The land conflict in Vila Autodromo, which feels like a ghost town with 90 percent of its residents gone, shows the underside of Rio's attempt to use the 2016 Olympic Games to modernize the city. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
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