Brazilian president: Demos Won't Disrupt World Cup


pharm geneva;”>Brazil has seen a year of protests from Union leaders and anti-world cup crusaders against bad governance and perceived excessive spending on the World Cup.

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medications geneva;”>In a TV address, president Rousseff has continued to dismiss all criticism of overspending saying that the tournament would leave a lasting legacy of infrastructure.

She added that all opponents should understand that the visitors will not be taking away the constructed infrastructure projects but these will remain to benefit the entire country.

Rousseff noted that it’s a dilemma to think that world cup spending of $11bn diminished investments in health and education because the budget for these areas between 2010 and 2013 was many times greater than the investment in stadiums.

She has promised and vowed not to allow demonstrators disrupt the tournament.

However, metro strikes are also threatening to disrupt the opening game in Sao Paulo and the final in Rio de Janeiro if their demands are not meant.

Brazilian police fires at demonstrators in Sao Paulo city

They are calling for staff threatened with dismissal for their involvement in strike-related disturbances to be reinstated, following a five-day stoppage that began last week which caused wide scale traffic chaos.

Thousands of extra police and soldiers have been deployed to ensure the matches get under way smoothly.

The World cup tournament will kick off on Thursday with an opening match between Brazil and Croatia in Arena de Sao Paulo in outskirts of Sao Paulo city.

Source: BBC News


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