I am a Brazilian who lives in London but with my heart in Rio for the next few weeks. I am one of the millions of Brazilians who are currently having mixed feelings for the Olympics 2016 because of two things: the “Make Up” and “Feel Good” factors.
What do I mean about make up? Well, what does a proper make up do? It makes a bear face look prettier or covers up any imperfection one may have. That is exactly what is being done to Rio de Janeiro right now. The place is naturally beautiful with impressive scenery with no need for any make up but unfortunately the social problems do. A lot of make up actually. Let me tell you a few of the things that have been “re-touched”.