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Brazil World Cup Security

Brazil Police Sniper Causes Scare At World Cup Opener

AP | Posted 06.27.2014 | Sports

SAO PAULO (AP) — A police sniper was spooked by an armed man seen approaching Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and other officials as they watched...

Blackwater and the World Cup

Natalia Viana | Posted 06.30.2014 | World
Natalia Viana

As Wikileaks documents showed back in 2010, the U.S. has vamped up its assistance on anti-terrorism for the World Cup because it saw a right risk of danger -- and also a great business opportunity for its companies. However, opaqueness surrounds this support; the total investment of the U.S. embassy in the training was only revealed now -- U.S.$ 2,2 million over the past 2 years. The deal was never publicized in full, and many questions remain. The Ministry of Justice is yet to explain for instance, how many courses were funded by the U.S., and who were the trainers -- U.S. military? Mercenaries? And more importantly: in a country with a poignant track record of police torture and abuse, and no history of terrorism-related activities, is this the kind of training our police should be getting?

Brazil Can Handle World Cup Security, Says FIFA Executive

AP | STEPHEN WADE | Posted 10.11.2013 | Latino Voices

RIO DE JANEIRO -- RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian police can control any protests during next year's World Cup, a top executive for soccer's governi...

Brazil Taking 'All Necessary Measures' To Keep World Cup, Olympics Safe

AP | By JENNY BARCHFIELD and TALES AZZONI | Posted 06.16.2013 | Sports

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian officials said Tuesday they were closely following the investigation into the explosions at the Boston Marathon as t...