I will preface this with the fact I know the people of Brasil are very passionate about their futbol.
However I are writing this to say at what cost?
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You build airports, stadiums and other World Cup facilities.
You tear down favelas and rip apart communities,
Sending in BOPE, Choque and UPT to displace those ALREADY displaced,
to shine a golden light on Zona Norte through the tunnel to Zona Sul,
for foreigners coming to watch the spectacular World Cup 2014 and frolic on the beaches of
Copacabana and Ipanema.
Not to mention Brazil’s wealthy
At a cost of an estimated 13.5 billion US, not reais!!!
“A legacy of economic growth…” Are the words of Aldo Rebelo, Minister of Sport.
I ask, “Economic growth for who?”
I can guarantee you this:
61 year old Joseli, who has worked the same job, diligently, for the last 30 years and only
earns R$724 per month (the minimum wage) is not going to be part of that legacy!
However, the private investors covering a portion of the 13.5 billion sure will, along with FIFA!
How does a government spend billions and billions on an event like the World Cup,
with state of the art facilities, with all modern day accommodations including air condition for wealthy
masses of outsiders, embarking to Rio from GIG , yet
can’t spend some millions to invest in basics neccesities of it’s own people?
Thus leaving them in privation, giving them no choice but to occupy Telerj Favela
Schools with no lunch or ar condicionado.
Lack of hospitals, and if you do find a hospital, you may find it desolate of beds.
Schools and hospitals with no access for the handicap.
I bet you R$20 million the Macarena will be upgraded to accommodate the handicap!
I heard they even added seating for the obese!
Welcome to Rio, fat ass Americans and Europeans!
To the people of Brasil, may you inherit some kind of fortune out of the World Cup.
And to the government of Brasil, don’t become a government of the corporations, remain a government of the people.