Brazil: World Cup official asks Brazilians not to hurt tourists

Posted on November 12, 2013 • Filed under: Brazil, Crime

Agence France-Presse reported that World Cup local organizing committee CEO Ricardo Trade says Brazilians have a perfect right to demonstrate during the tournament, as long as it doesn’t spill over to mistreatment of tourists. It is just over six months ahead of Brazil’s first World Cup since 1950, a mammoth logistical undertaking for the giant country of 200 million people. Asked how months of protests at the huge cost, put at around $15 billion (11.2 billion euros), of staging the tournament in 12 cities had affected preparations thus far, Trade told AFP he understood those marching in the streets. Read Article

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