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Ground Truth Briefing: Brazil´s World Cup: Are They Ready?

Join us on Monday June 9 by phone to discuss with leading experts the World Cup and what implications they will have in Brazil.

Date & Time

Jun. 9, 2014
11:00am – 12:00pm

Ground Truth Briefing: Brazil´s World Cup: Are They Ready?


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Click here for the draft transcript

With the World Cup set to kick off in a week in Brazil, what was supposed to be a global coming out party for a nation in transformation has become out to be a source of much national controversy and anxiety. Brazil had seven years to prepare for the world’s premier sporting event and has come short in deadlines for stadiums and numerous infrastructure projects. With an estimated $12 billion spent (the most of any World Cup to date), will the projects benefit the communities they serve or be reminders of the challenges the country faces from inefficiency to corruption?

Join us by phone with leading experts to discuss the implication and the legacy of the World Cup including the impact it may have on the October presidential elections.

Revist the event the Brazil Institute held on June 3 on the launch of the PEW Research Center report on public perpception on the World Cup and elections.

Monday, June 9, 2014

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST

Toll-Free Conference Line: 888-947-9018
Conference Line: 1-517-308-9006
Passcode: 13304

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Brazil Institute

The Brazil Institute—the only country-specific policy institution focused on Brazil in Washington—works to foster understanding of Brazil’s complex reality and to support more consequential relations between Brazilian and U.S. institutions in all sectors.  Read more


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