I shivered with shock as I scrolled down a family WhatsApp group this week. The savage violence against Muslims in India proves we should not neglect the dangers of peer-to-peer (P2P) fear-mongering in Brazil.
Rio’s preparations for the 2016 Olympics have been marked by human rights violations. Unfortunately, the sacrifice of the poorer for the progress of a city historically ruled by the rich is not new. But now, organized citizens have increasingly reacted. The Olympics have created a promising set of civil society alliances that may be re-shaping citizens’ involvement in Rio’s local politics.