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Protests Threaten to Paralyse Brazil Ahead of World Cup

Fabiola Ortiz Inter Press Service
There is a climate of frustration and anger among workers that is very different from the initial enthusiastic reception of the 2009 announcement that Brazil would host the World Cup.

The Actual Brazil World Cup Scandal Isn’t About Thongs

Michelle Chen In These Times
"We are not interested in waving Brazilian flags or volunteering for the World Cup… We need jobs. We need education. We need land titles. We need health care. And we need to know where this road they are planning to build is going, and who will be affected.” - Brazilian activist Rafael Lima
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