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Simmering tension threatens to sully Brazil extravaganza

Posted by Henry Peirse on June 11, 2014 at 4:20 AM

GRNlive correspondent Frederick Bernas is in Sao Paulo and Bruce Douglas is in Rio de Janeiro

Reuters: Simmering civil tension and the stench of corruption threatens to sully Brazil's global soccer party when the World Cup kicks off on Thursday against a backdrop of protests, unrest and alleged political graft. What was to be a soccer celebration is in danger of being hijacked by off-field issues as a growing furore surrounding FIFA over alleged vote-buying for the 2022 World Cup stews and anger over domestic political corruption broils throughout Brazil.

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