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Brazil's Interim President Declares Olympic Games Open

Brazil's Interim President Declares Olympic Games Open

(AP)

Friday, 05 August 2016 10:42 PM

Interim Brazilian President Michel Temer declared the first Olympics in South America open on Friday, kicking off the Rio de Janeiro Games after a more than three-hour opening ceremony.

Some in the crowd met Temer's remarks with jeers, underscoring the deep political divisions as suspended President Dilma Rousseff faces an impeachment trial and the Brazilian economy struggles through a grinding recession.

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Interim Brazilian President Michel Temer declared the first Olympics in South America open on Friday, kicking off the Rio de Janeiro Games after a more than three-hour opening ceremony.Some in the crowd met Temer's remarks with jeers, underscoring the deep political...
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