THE SOCIAL PRICE FOR BRAZIL’S WORLD CUP

BROKEN PROMISES

The Brazilian government promised the people that all public money would be used for improving highways, subway systems, airports, and ports; however, most of it was used to build new stadia.

FORCED RELOCATION

A reported 30,000 people in Rio de Janeiro were evicted from their homes and communities. No re-settlement plans have been mentioned…

WORKERS RIGHTS

Wage increases, health insurance, food assistance, safe working conditions, security, sanitation, and transportation — all of which were not considered a standard for people working on world cup projects

LAW CHANGES

Law’s were altered to satisfy FIFA’s requirements — especially one’s that would protect FIFA’s revenue stream

TICKET PRICES

Soccer is a game for the people; however, ticket prices single handingly excluded a large portion of Brazil’s population

Read More:

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1663701-the-social-cost-of-brazil-hosting-world-cup-2014

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