Alexandre Gomes Da Cruz of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil discusses the impact the Olympics and Paralympics have had on his city

Rio 2016, or how Brazilians stopped worrying and loved the Paralympic Games

After initial skepticism, Cariocas are embracing the Rio Games through to the end

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – The world came to Brazil expecting the worst, and as it turns out, Brazilians felt the same way.

However, both have been pleasantly surprised with how the Olympics and Paralympics have turned out.

Some Brazilians talked, through an interpreter, about how their perceptions have changed as the Games reach their conclusion.