A YIRA Photoessay: The Social and Economic Development of Rio De Janeiro Prior to its World Sporting Events

In March 2014, seven Yale undergraduates traveled to Rio de Janeiro as part of the Yale International Relations Association spring break delegation to Brazil. The purpose of the trip was to study Rio’s economic development leading up to the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics, focusing specifically on the city’s urban development strategies, issues with inequality and rising social unrest.

The Editors would like to thank trip leaders Bianca Rey and Caroline Tan, as well as trip participants Paul Elish, Cynthia Hua, Mainak Ghosh, J.R. Reed, and Salaar Shaikh, for their wonderful contribution to the Review. Featured below is a photo essay detailing the culmination of their work.

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