There is no room for poverty in the official vision for Brazil's forthcoming World Cup. Desperate squatters are being forced from their homes to avoid embarrassment when hordes of international visitors arrive in June.
He was once a president celebrated abroad and loved at home. Now he is a convicted criminal. Brazil's Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's life is in shambles.
Brazil's military has taken full control of security in Rio de Janeiro and the surrounding state in an effort to fight gang violence. The move comes after the Defense Ministry said security in the city was "broken."
The opening night of the festival's 15th edition featured the screening of "The Workers Cup." The film is a documentary about the lives of the migrants building the facilities for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Brazilian troops seek out gangs raiding five slums in Rio de Janeiro, one year on from Olympic Games glamour. Little remains of this except economic downturn, corruption, risen homicide rates, and public distrust.
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