Some of the hotels Brazil expects to need for this year’s World Cup soccer tournament never got built. Others sit rotting.
The 14-story Gávea Tourist in Rio de Janeiro has been abandoned for four decades. Rio could use the Gávea Tourist’s 400-odd rooms. Instead, it is an emblem of the obstacles that hinder Brazil’s World Cup preparations: cumbersome bureaucracy, a slow-moving judiciary and a lack of imaginative planning. Read the story. Eduardo Zappia/For The Washington Post Buy Photo