Rio de Janeiro declares 'public calamity' over finances ahead of Olympics

  • 8 years ago
Just seven weeks before the opening ceremony of the Olympics, the state government in Rio de Janeiro declared a “state of public calamity in financial administration” on Friday.
Acting governor of Rio de Janeiro Francisco Dornelles has issued a decree proclaiming that his state is facing a “public calamity,” “This crisis is preventing the state of Rio de Janeiro from honoring its commitments to the Olympic and Paralympic Games Rio 2016,” He wrote.