City Of Rio Works To Improve Infrastructure Ahead of World Cup And Olympics


Viviane Sabino de Souza poses in front of her makeshift dwelling... News PhotoBrazil,Cultures,Highway,House,Human Interest,Makeshift,Portrait,Rio de Janeiro,Stretching,VerticalPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2014 Getty ImagesRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MAY 09: Viviane Sabino de Souza poses in front of her makeshift dwelling beneath a stretch of the Transcarioca BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) highway being constructed on May 9, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. De Souza says her parents were killed in flooding north of Rio de Janeiro, leaving her homeless last year. She has lived beneath the stretch of new highway for about a month and needs government assistance in procuring new identification papers. The Transcarioca is part of the larger BRT system being constructed which will link Rio's international airport with Barra da Tijuca, the main site of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The city is moving ahead on a number of infrastructure projects ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup and Rio 2016 Olympic Games. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)