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Were the Olympics a Success for Brazil?

August 19th, 2016

Episode 806 of 901 episodes

The Olympics end this weekend. "Rio is a lot prettier now," former president, da Silva said. "It has longer subway lines, it's cleaner, it's a lot better. Did it solve all our problems? No but that wasn't the goal." That's one political view - so how do the city's residents feel? Our reporters in the country find out. And then there are the sponsors. We talk to Claudia Sender, CEO of the South American airline LatAm. Also Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella confirmed back on June 13th that the company was paying more than 26 billion dollars for LinkedIn, many asked whether it was worth the price tag. We ask technology expert Ben Parr how the companies are selling the deal to shareholders.

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