World Cup

Un poco después... a analizar los grupos del Mundial 2014

October 20, 2016
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El mundo futbolístico espera sin tregua, y cada cuatro años se le regala el mejor regalo del mundo deportivo: la competencia gloriosa y riquísima que se lleva a cabo solamente tras cuatro largos años de ansiedad y espera y se realiza en un diferente parte del mundo cada vez – la Copa del Mundo.  Por fin, la cuenta de atrás se ha reducido a alrededor de seis meses y ya estamos en el año adecuado que indica el empiezo del gran concurso estival.

Favelas in Brazil Becoming Lodging Hot Spots for World Cup

October 20, 2016
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In Rio de Janeiro, a growing crime rate still plagues much of the city and the sound of gunshots and back-alley drug deals are not uncommon occurrences. The torture and murder of a bricklayer from the neighborhood of Rocinha has sparked protests against the corrupt police forces responsible. Despite these ongoing issues, tourists are finding themselves seeking lodging within these neighborhoods. Hotels in Rio are in very short supply and even the most basic hotels have increased their prices to $450 per night during the World Cup1.

New Technologies Introduced in Brazil for the World Cup

October 20, 2016
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The World Cup and new technology has gone hand in hand ever since the 1970 World Cup in Mexico. The 1970 World Cup was the first to be broadcast in color. The Mexican games were the start of a relationship between new technology in television and the World Cup.  More recently, the 2006 games in Germany were the first to be broadcast in HDTV and the South African games were available via Internet streaming, while some games were even available in 3D television.

World Cup 2014 Spotlight: Child Prostitution in Brazil

October 20, 2016
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In Brazil, child prostitution is a polemic topic, especially in light of the upcoming World Cup.* Pressured into this position by physical abuse, economic need, or simply because it is their best option for survival, these children sell themselves to sexual exploitation for only a few dollars. Long viewed for its sexually liberal reputation, Brazil has been a popular a destination for sexual tourism.

Prostituição Infantil no Brasil e a Copa do Mundo

October 19, 2016
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Com o início da Copa do Mundo de 2014 chegando rapidamente, ainda tem muita preocupação se o Brasil vai conseguir terminar as construções antes da sua estréia contra a Croácia, no dia 12 de junho. Menos de 100 dias antes do apito inicial, estádios em 4 das 12 cidades-sede permanecem sob construção, assim come grande parte dos locais ao redor dos estádios e a infraestrutura dos transportes.

Brazil to Emerge a "Loser" in 2014 World Cup

October 19, 2016
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With one month until the World Cup, Brazil is rushing to complete the necessary infrastructure to effectively host the tournament, which begins June 12th when Brazil faces Croatia. The Brazilian Ministry of Tourism has estimated the World Cup could result in up to $11 billion USD in direct, indirect and induced economic growth for the country, a number more than 20 times what host South Africa made in 2010.

Inclement weather affecting more than just playing conditions in Natal, Brazil as FIFA World Cup progresses

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In the state of Rio Grande do Norte, the capital city of Natal has been pounded by more than three feet of rain in the past four days giving rise to severe flooding and landslides. Emergency crews sprung into action as the seasonal heat and excessive precipitation combined to loosen the earth in many areas of this FIFA World Cup host city.

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