Hopes for Brazil’s burgeoning economy were high when the World Cup was awarded to the country in 2007. But now many Brazilians accuse the World Cup celebrations of draining $15 billion of Brazil’s resources into the international economy. Jeffrey Brown gets insight from sports writer Dave Zirin and Paulo Sotero of the Brazil Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
Why Soccer-loving Brazilians are Voicing Discontent Over World Cup
- Jun 12, 2014