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Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

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Presented by Steve Bloomfield, this is Monocle 24’s flagship global-affairs show featuring interviews with political leaders and in-depth analysis of the big issues of the day.

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Rio 2016

July 30th, 2016

Episode 179 of 216 episodes

When Rio won its bid to host the Olympics back in October 2009, Brazil was on the rise: its economy was strong and its leader was popular and charismatic. Now, against a backdrop of corruption scandals, an impeachment process and a free-falling economy, we ask whether the Rio Olympics are such a good idea.

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