Why tickets are not selling for the summer Olympics in Brazil

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Tickets are not selling for the Summer Olympics in Brazil

Brazil may not be as ready to host the 2016 summer Olympics as you might expect. Stadiums are unfinished, setups aren't organized and only half the tickets for all events have been sold.

So what's the deal? The country is going through its worst recession in 25 years, so it's possible that Brazilians don't have a lot of extra money to spend on attending the games. Politically, things are messy, too. There's currently a movement to impeach the president, who was involved in a corruption scandal and has only a 10% approval rating.

Aside from Brazil's issues, the international fear of crime and terrorism has risen -- however, to try to put attendees at ease, Brazil plans to use twice the amount of security agents that were used in London for the 2012 games.

So what is the nation going to do to increase attendance this summer? Watch the video above to find out!

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Iguazu Falls
Copacabana Beach, New Years fireworks display
Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park, elevated view of Porcos Bay
Brazilian diner
Dawn in Copacabana Beach
Samba dancers
Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Urca bay
Pelourinho neighborhood of Salvador, Brazil
Dry season lagoons (aerial), Pantanal, Brazil
Corcovado Mountain
Pelourinho, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
Ipanema Beach
Santa Marta Favela
Rio de Janeiro
Ceara, near Fortaleza
Pelourinho neighborhood of Salvador, Brazil
Sao Paulo at night
Aerial View of Atlantic Forest above Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Iguassu Falls National Park
Porto da Barra, Salvador da Bahia
Lopes Mendes Beach
Pelourinho, Salvador
Church of Nosso Senhor do Bonfim
Brazilian soccer
Bamboo forest, Fazenda Pinhal
Santo Antonio Church
Copacabana Beach
Mountain and sea view from Corcovado
Vitoria
People walking on beach in Brazil
Amazon fish markets, Manaus, Brazil
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