Letter: Living the Carioca Dream at the Copa das Copas

Letter to the Editor, by Maria Creamer

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Curving golden beaches, an electric nightlife and tickets to the Maracanã Stadium during the World Cup has sparked envy amongst my footballer friends, college roommates and Instagram followers. Needless to say, I’m in the right place at the right time.

Scrolling down various newsfeeds, headlines of furious protests and violent clashes against the police stirred initial concerns before arriving to Rio. Other than a couple of posters and spray painted walls saying “FIFA Go Home”, the opposition has either dwindled or has not been very visible.

I had . . .

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