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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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2016-08-30 François Hollande

France Ambassadors Conference: Hollande outlines foreign policy priorities (part 1)

Just how relevant is France on the global stage? This Tuesday, President Francois Hollande gave his annual address to the French diplomatic corps, outlining the country's stance...

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2016-08-29 Colombia

Colombia's Path to Peace: Can historic deal with FARC rebels work? (part 1)

Have the guns gone silent for good in Colombia, or is it too soon to celebrate the end of Latin America's longest conflict? The government deal with the FARC in Havana was hailed...

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2016-08-29 guerrilla

Colombia's Path to Peace: Can historic deal with FARC rebels work? (part 2)

Have the guns gone silent for good in Colombia, or is it too soon to celebrate the end of Latin America's longest conflict? The government deal with the FARC in Havana was hailed...

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2016-08-25 Burqa

France's Burkini Ban: Identity politics go to the beach (part 1)

Identity politics have hit the beach this summer. After burkini bans in seaside resorts, France's highest administrative chamber is hearing arguments against the measures. But...

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