Riordan Roett


Riordan Roett is the director of the Latin American studies program at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C.
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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JULY 7:  A teen walksl, with Maracana stadium in the background, in the Mangueira 'favela' community on July 7, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Much of the Mangueira favela community sits about a kilometer away from Maracana stadium, which will be the site of the opening and closing ceremonies for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The stadium has received hundreds of millions of dollars in renovations ahead of the World Cup and Olympics. The Morar Carioca plan to urbanize Rio's favelas, or unplanned settlements, by 2020, was one key social legacy project heralded ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The plan has mostly failed to materialize. Around 1.4 million residents, or approximately 22 percent of Rio's population, reside in favelas which often lack proper sanitation, health care, education and security due to gang and police violence.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JULY 7: A teen walksl, with Maracana stadium in the background, in the Mangueira 'favela' community on July 7, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Much of the Mangueira favela community sits about a kilometer away from Maracana stadium, which will be the site of the opening and closing ceremonies for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The stadium has received hundreds of millions of dollars in renovations ahead of the World Cup and Olympics. The Morar Carioca plan to urbanize Rio's favelas, or unplanned settlements, by 2020, was one key social legacy project heralded ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The plan has mostly failed to materialize. Around 1.4 million residents, or approximately 22 percent of Rio's population, reside in favelas which often lack proper sanitation, health care, education and security due to gang and police violence. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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