RIO Olympics 2016 Welcome To Hell!
Emergency responders warn tourists of the dangers they face in Rio de Janeiro
It’s almost that time again when the torch is lit and all of humanity rejoices in the glory of…..wait…what’s this? Welcome to Hell? The Independent reports “emergency responders have a message for travelers arriving to the city just ahead of the $10 Billion 2016 RIO Olympics: “Welcome to hell”. “Police and firefighters don’t get paid, whoever comes to Rio de Janeiro will not be safe,” the sign reads. Another sign outside of the airport read, “Welcome, we don’t have hospitals!” Welcome to Brazil Olympians! We just impeached our socialist President and our economy is sinking!
And as soon as the Olympians started rolling in, the locals moved in on them. The Guardian reports “The leader of Australia’s Olympic team has called on Brazilian authorities to deploy extra security ahead of the Rio de Janeiro games after a Paralympic champion was robbed at gunpoint while training in the host city. This is not the first alarming incident. Last month, three Spanish Olympic sailors were robbed at gunpoint. At the weekend, a patient was killed and a nurse injured by stray bullets during a gunfight at Souza Aguiar hospital, which is recommended for tourists during the games.”
Whose idea was this anyway?
Well, Rio applied to the International Olympic Committee or IOC on September 7, 2007. By 2008 Rio had been put on a shortlist with Chicago, Madrid, and Tokyo. In 2009 the IOC assessed Rio’s venues and gave the City a favorable report. On October 2, 2009, Rio was chosen as the first South American city to ever host the Olympic Games. But the money is already running out and the games begin on August 5. The acting Governor of Rio, Francisco Dornelles says Rio is still waiting on a 860 million dollar payout from the Federal Government to pay the police overtime that hasn’t been paid in six weeks and finish the metro line to transport tourists. The Rio de Janeiro state government declared a state of emergency and warned of “a total breakdown in public security, health, education, mobility and environmental management.”