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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

Sports writer, broadcaster

Cintia CARDOSO-DELAUTRE

Brazilian desk, RFI

Rodrigo DE REZENDE

Brazilian activist

Marc BURLEIGH

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2017-05-24 Cannes Film Festival 2017

We'll always have Cannes: World's most famous film festival turns 70 (part 2)

Cannes will always be Cannes. Or so it seems. We're in the thick of the world's most famous festival which is celebrating its 70th edition: a frenzied fortnight of screenings,...

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2017-05-24 Cannes Film Festival 2017

We'll always have Cannes: World's most famous film festival turns 70 (part 1)

Cannes will always be Cannes. Or so it seems. We're in the thick of the world's most famous festival which is celebrating its 70th edition: a frenzied fortnight of screenings,...

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2017-05-23 Manchester arena attack

Manchester attack: What reponse after latest act of terror? (part 2)

The United Kingdom is coming to grips with its worst terror attack since the London transport bombings of 2005. A suicide bomber detonated his improvised explosive device in the...

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2017-05-23 Manchester arena attack

Manchester attack: What response after latest act of terror? (part 1)

The United Kingdom is coming to grips with its worst terror attack since the London transport bombings of 2005. A suicide bomber detonated his improvised explosive device in the...

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2017-05-22 Donald Trump

Peacemaker? After Saudi Arabia, Trump visits Israel

Donald Trump is the first sitting US president to visit Jerusalem's Wailing Wall but he's also tempered talk of moving the US embassy to Jerusalem, welcomed the Palestinian...

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