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Latest update : 2014-06-13

Fiesta or Fiasco? Brazil Aims to Pull Off a World Cup to Remember

It's kick-off time in the nation that puts the "beautiful" in the beautiful game. Sao Paulo, Brazil is hosting the opening match of the 2014 World Cup. But it's not all been plain sailing in the run-up to the tournament. Whilst a transit strike in Sao Paulo is on hold, an airport workers' strike in Rio is on... and workmen are still rushing to complete jobs on untested venues. Some see all this as merely the growing pains of success. For others, Brazil has bitten off more than it can chew.

By François PICARD

Our guests

David GOLDBLATT

Sports writer, broadcaster

Cintia CARDOSO-DELAUTRE

Brazilian desk, RFI

Rodrigo DE REZENDE

Brazilian activist

Marc BURLEIGH

Journalist, French news agency AFP

Anelise BORGES

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2016-07-28 Democrats (USA)

It's all about Trump: How effective will the Democratic Party campaign be?

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2016-07-27 Truck attack in Nice

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France has suffered yet another terrorist attack only to be followed by more calls for greater security. In a country now plagued by fear and uncertainty, one thing is becoming...

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2016-07-26 France

France church attack: Priest killed in Normandy, assailants dead

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the latest attack in France in which two attackers invaded a church and killed an 86-year-old priest before being shot and...

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2016-07-25 Democrats (USA)

Democratic Convention: Can the Democrats now unite around Hillary Clinton?

As the Democratic convention starts, the FBI has opened an inquiry after thousands of Democratic National Committee (DNC) emails were leaked. Those emails have led to the...

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2016-07-20 Republicans (USA)

Conventional wisdom: Republicans divided over Trump (part 1)

The day has come. After upsetting the form and blowing away the competition, Donald Trump is officially the Republican nominee for president. So why is it that despite record...

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