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Misha Glenny: “beautiful game exposes Brazil’s ugly flaws”

In a recent opinion piece for the Financial Times, Misha Glenny, an award-winning journalist, wrote that the World Cup may well have a critical bearing on the presidential elections in Brazil.

Misha argues that although the popularity of the current President, Dilma Rousseff, is slipping, voters find her opponents no more palatable. He goes on to say that neglected infrastructure, corruption and the faltering of policies meant to tackle the violence connected to drug trafficking in the favelas (slums) “has placed a big question mark over Brazil’s ability to manage an event as complex as the World Cup finals, not to mention the Olympics, which the city will host in two years’ time.”

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