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Olympic Opening Ceremony Puts Brazil Cash Crunch on Display

  • Creative director tapped ‘MacGyver-ism’ to make ends meet
  • Government freed up resources in last-minute funding

Ready or not, here comes Rio de Janeiro. The Olympic games opened Friday with last-minute funding and an interim head of state, underscoring the economic and political turmoil gripping host country Brazil.

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