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Tag: Mega-Events

By Jack Whibley, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Tourists from Brazil and abroad are predicted to spend R$25 billion at next year’s month-long football (soccer) World Cup, according to estimates from the Brazilian Tourism Ministry, Embratur. The total...
By Anna Kaiser, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In just over a month, the city of Rio will receive an estimated two million Catholic youths, and Pope Francis himself, for the 2013 World Youth Day. In order to...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A report released on Monday by the Comitês Populares da Copa (the People’s World Cup Committees) lists a series of alleged human rights abuses surrounding the preparations...
By Zoë Roller, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This year Rio de Janeiro hosted the International Chiefs of Police (IACP) South American Executive Policing Conference, from August 21st-23rd. The event was held concurrently with INTERSEG, the International Law...

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