Brazil Police Strike in World Cup Host Cities: Daily

Brazil Police Strike in World Cup Host Cities: Daily

By Lise Alves, Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Police officers in several states in Brazil led a 24-hour strike on Wednesday, less than 21 days before the beginning of the World Cup. Strikers demand better working conditions and higher wages. However, despite Wednesday’s strike, the Brazilian Police Confederation told the federal government that officers […]

World Cup Host City: Belo Horizonte Update

World Cup Host City: Belo Horizonte Update

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Following a 2010 series detailing the World Cup host cities in Brazil, it is time again to review the progress leading up to the 2014 World Cup, with attention moving to the Minas Gerais state capital of Belo Horizonte. The Mineirão Stadium, which hosts […]

World Cup Host City: Fortaleza Progress

World Cup Host City: Fortaleza Progress

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Following a 2010 series of articles detailing the World Cup host cities in Brazil, it is time again to review the progress leading to the 2014 World Cup with attention moving to the Northeastern city of Fortaleza. Local side Ceará, who were relegated to […]

World Cup Host City: Brasília Progress

World Cup Host City: Brasília Progress

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Following a 2010 series of articles detailing the World Cup host cities in Brazil, it is time again to review the progress leading up to the 2014 World Cup with attention moving to the nation’s capital, Brasília. Not a traditional footballing stronghold, nevertheless a […]

World Cup Host City: Cuiabá Progress

World Cup Host City: Cuiabá Progress

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Following a 2010 series of stories detailing the World Cup cities in Brazil, it is time again to refocus on the 2014 World Cup progress, and specifically looking at the various stadium renovations. The first to review is in the state of Mato Grosso, […]