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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

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David GOLDBLATT

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Cintia CARDOSO-DELAUTRE

Brazilian desk, RFI

Rodrigo DE REZENDE

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Marc BURLEIGH

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Immovable Maduro: How to fix Venezuela? (part 2)

Is the recall referendum against Venezuela's president still worth it? The electoral commission is making sure the vote can only take place next year, which means there will be...

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2016-09-22 Nicolas Maduro

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Is the recall referendum against Venezuela's president still worth it? The electoral commission is making sure the vote can only take place next year, which means there will be...

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2016-09-21 Black Lives Matter movement

Don't Shoot: Another US police shooting of an African-American (part 1)

Eight years ago, the US elected a black president. Barack Obama never promised to eliminate racism overnight, but so many believed that his election was a milestone on the road...

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2016-09-21 African-American

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Eight years ago, the US elected a black president. Barack Obama never promised to eliminate racism overnight, but so many believed that his election was a milestone on the road...

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2016-09-20 United Nations

So Much For Diplomacy: Aid under fire and no end to war in sight (part 1)

They couldn't wait to restart the bombing. Syrian government forces ignored US-Russia truce talks and hit rebel positions near Aleppo, including - volunteers say - an aid convoy...

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