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Brazil Stumbles to Olympics Finish Line

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One month to go until the Olympic Games and Brazil is in a state of emergency. But it’s not just political and economic crises -- athletes have been mugged at gunpoint, venues are unfinished or perhaps unsafe, the Olympics mascot was shot dead... Can it get any worse?

Sunday’s car bomb in Baghdad now has a death toll of 250 -- the bloodiest single day since 2003. Amid the long-awaited official inquiry into the British role in the Iraq War, which was released today, some Iraqis are asking: are they worse off in 2016 than they were under Saddam Hussein?

Photo: Brazilian police protesting the Rio Olympics as tourists arrive in Rio. (Complex Sports)

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