Mayor lam­basts news­pa­per’s Olympics por­trayal

The Myanmar Times - - World -

Rio de Janeiro’s mayor has lashed out at an opin­ion piece in The New York Times which warned of “catas­tro­phe” at next month’s Olympic Games. Mayor Ed­uardo Paes is on the de­fen­sive a month be­fore the Au­gust 5 open­ing cer­e­mony. A re­cent poll found nearly one-third of lo­cal res­i­dents pre­dict fail­ure for the first Games staged in South Amer­ica.

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