World Cup vs glorified street party – Financial Times (blog)

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World Cup vs glorified street party
Financial Times (blog)
“We are definitely prepared for the World Cup,” said Merina Aragao, a tourism official in Salvador, the northeastern city with Brazil’s second-largest Carnival celebrations behind Rio de Janeiro.
Brazil has all of two years to get ready for the World Cup, and another two years for Rio to be ready to host the 2016 Olympic Games. President Dilma Rousseff is well known for knocking heads together when public works get behind schedule. By now, heads should be aching up and down the country….
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