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World Cup Protests

The Sad Fun of the FIFA Fan Fest

Natalia Viana | Posted 07.01.2014 | World
Natalia Viana

Forty years on, the valley is not for everyone anymore. As with everything else in the mega event, the FIFA Fan Fest thrives in the concept of a VIP space, where people are left out if they're not inside avidly consuming. That's the concept of a city that FIFA is promoting. It's like it's crying out loudly over and over again: "No, this is not a public space -- and the World Cup is definitely not a public event."

World Cup Blues: Brazilians Are in a Funk

Jorge G. Castañeda | Posted 08.27.2014 | World
Jorge G. Castañeda

A few years ago, a substantial majority of Brazilians supported holding the World Cup in their country. By last May, the share had declined to half - astoundingly low for some of the world's most enthusiastic soccer fans - with small but strident protests persisting across the country. The President's opponents want the protests to disrupt the games, damaging Brazil's international image; some are even hoping for Brazil's team to lose.

12 Powerful Photos That Will Change The Way You Look At The World Cup

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 06.26.2014 | Business

These photos say it all. The World Cup in Brazil this month is shining a global spotlight on the nation's wealth gap and mounting social unrest ove...

Police Clash With World Cup Protesters

Reuters | Posted 06.15.2014 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO, June 15 (Reuters) - Police blocked a small group of anti-World Cup protesters who were trying to reach the Maracana stadium in Rio de ...

CNN Crew Hit By Stun Grenades During World Cup Protest In Brazil

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 06.12.2014 | Media

A CNN crew was injured after Brazilian police fired tear gas and stun grenades at a protest against the World Cup on Thursday. Reporter Shasta Darl...

Why Brazil's Planning Failures Could Hurt The Country Even After The World Cup Is Over

Brasil Post | Thiago de Araújo | Posted 05.22.2014 | World

The current state of mass transit in Brazil is far from desirable. An initial plethora of promises and high expectations has given way to delays and t...

Face Off: How Tensions Between Protesters And Brazil's Government Could Disrupt The World Cup

Brasil Post | Diego Iraheta | Posted 05.14.2014 | World

The World Cup is a mere 30 days away, and the #NãoVaiTerCopa (#ThereWillBeNoCup) movement persists. While large numbers of Brazilians will be watchin...