Rio de Janeiro’s governor has declared a state of financial emergency and requested federal funds to help fulfill obligations for public services during the Olympics that start on August 5.
The state says emergency measures are needed to avoid a “total collapse” in public services.
Al Jazeera’s Mereana Hond explains.
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