What is the real price of the World Cup?

 

The Soccer World Cup will be held this year from June 12 to July 13 in South America, Brazil.

To host this great sporting event meant or implied the promise of great economic prosperity, new investments and the creation of  new working positions for the Brazilian people, unfortunately all it was just an utopian  dream.

 

Now days it is estimated that Brazil spent an average of 14.500 million dollars of the public budgets in the construction of airports, roads, transportation systems, building five new stadiums and repairing  another seven.

 

With this information it can be stated that this “World Cup" turns out to be the most expensive in the history of football - soccer.

 

The following video of only 4 minutes and 19 seconds is only one of many film material that have been appear recently online, where you can be a witness of the great injustices, violence and violation of human rights of the affected population in one of the countries with greater inequality in the distribution of wealth.

 

To watch the video, please click in the following link:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pg14unvLoVE


It seems pretty clear that the World Cup is a party but unfortunately not for everyone.

 

An estimated of 150,000 to 200,000 people were evacuated from their homes during the preparation of the Soccer Tournament. Because the places where they were living were choose for the construction of stadiums, parking lots, and tourist trade or construction type.
 

Most construction workers do not have adequate job conditions; this implies minimum security conditions, as well as hygienic facilities.


The same abuse or exploitation was denounced by the workers who manufacture commercial products, usually known as "souvenirs" or "merchandising" of the World Cup.

 

One focus of concern is the case of sexual exploitation of women and children, who in this festive atmosphere are easy victims or targets for exploiters, traffickers and pedophiles. Note that in Brazil the "prostitution" is not a "crime", but if it is a crime the facilitation of rooms or places where to sex trade.

 

If you are interested in exploring the conflicts and crimes generated after the preparation of this soccer event, we would like to invite you to watch the documentary "The Price of the World Cup," of Mikkel Jensen a danish journalist who after his stay in Brazil decided not to cover the World Championships Soccer, but cover the social drama facing the Brazilian country.


Jensen in the cities of Rio de Janeiro and Fortaleza, filmed the killing and persecution of children living on the street, ordered by local authorities and organizers of the tournament with the objective of clean the cities before the tourist invasion.


The documentary can be watched for free at the following link:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Er_mwgfW_Q

In conclusion, looks like  the main accused is FIFA, who has been named as an institution that only looks for his own benefit.


FIFA has access to a reduce tickets prices; also has tax exemption in cases such as the importation of medals, cups and medical care. The benefit to extending its boundary partners such as: Budweiser, Coca Cola, Visa and Adidas.

 

FIFA required to Brazil to assume all financial responsibility for any damages caused by natural disasters and terrorist attacks.

 

The global rejection against FIFA, has come to its own headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, where protesters marched with the logo of these stained with red paint, symbolizing that members have their hands stained with blood.


More than a hundred protesters denounce bad practices and abuse that have been made on behalf of the football as much as the human rights abuses.

 

 

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