In her diary entry one year on from the Olympics, Thaís Cavalcante says people are still struggling, caught between the economic crisis and everyday violence

One year after all eyes were on the “marvellous city”, we are reinventing ourselves amid the crisis in the economy, violence and popular power.

The Olympic Games determined what the quality of life in favelas would be. We are already feeling the impact of the huge amounts of money spent on the games.

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