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Rio Residents Score Bittersweet Victory Against Olympic Evictions

In an unfinished church in the shadow of the Olympic village in Rio de Janeiro, a small group of Brazilians held hands and gave thanks for a victory in a long battle against eviction from their homes. With scaffolding covering a mural behind the altar, a priest led a dozen residents of the once-thriving Vila Autodromo fishing community in a prayer for the aid workers who had supported their struggle to remain. For most, the victory is bittersweet. Their quiet community among the trees,...

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