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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

France 24 journalist

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2016-06-24 Brexit

Britain votes out: What next?

On Thursday’s referendum Britain voted to leave the European Union. This morning David Cameron announced his resignation so the UK is expected to have a new prime minister by...

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2016-06-23 Brexit

Brexit Referendum: Brits hit the polls to decide whether UK should stay or go (part 1)

It’s decision day for the UK as over 46 million people are registered to vote in the Brexit referendum. And in the run-up to voting day the polls have the Leave and Remain camps...

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2016-06-23 Brexit

Brexit Referendum: Brits hit the polls to decide whether UK should stay or go (part 2)

It’s decision day for the UK as over 46 million people are registered to vote in the Brexit referendum. And in the run-up to voting day the polls have the Leave and Remain camps...

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2016-06-22 France

The right to protest? French government makes U-turn after outcry over ban (part 1)

The state of emergency in France, in place since November's terror attacks, and the hosting of the Euro 2016 have put extra strain on the security services. Should this burden be...

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2016-06-22 France

The right to protest? French government makes U-turn after outcry over ban (part 2)

The state of emergency in France, in place since November's terror attacks, and the hosting of the Euro 2016 have put extra strain on the security services. Should this burden be...

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