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World Cup venues await final safety checks as teams prepare to fly out

The World Cup squads are preparing to fly, the performers for the opening ceremony are in rehearsal, and Fifa officials have finally taken the reins for the run-in to Brazil 2014. But with less than three weeks until the competition kicks off on 12

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World Cup opening venue hosts first match

The Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo has been eagerly awaited by supporters at home and abroad alike. On 12th June it will host the opening World Cup match between Brazil and Croatia, followed a week later by England’s crucial match

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Rio will be ‘World Harp Capital’ in May

This year world attention on Brazil will not just be because of the FIFA World Cup. There’s also another important international event, the Ninth Rio de Janeiro Harp Festival. Harpists from around the world will play their instruments there in

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Labour shortage in Rio de Janeiro

Nowadays everyone is used to hearing about unemployment. After all, it’s one of the biggest problems of the modern world, parts of Brazil no less than anywhere else. Not enough paid work for people who need it, therefore less income

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Retail boost predicted for Brazil this Easter

An important part of the retail industry in Brazil is predicting a solid boost for takings during the Easter break. Regarding sales in shopping mall units, ‘ALSHOP’ the Brazilian Association of Shopkeepers in Malls- recently conducted a survey forecast a

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Brazil Central Bank is Cautiously Optimistic

In an announcement on Thursday, Brazil’s Central Bank ( ‘BC’) cautiously welcomed signs that the country’s economy appears to be improving. Alexandre Tombini, the BC President commented that the national GDP increased by 2.3 % during last year, reflecting advances

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70000 extra police for Brazil World Cup

Brazil has announced a security boost of around 70,000 additional police officers for the World Cup.  These additional officers bring the total number of security personnel during the tournament to 170,000, including around 20,000 security stewards trained to work in

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