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UN claims human rights violations in Brazil’s preparations for World Cup

Thursday, April 28th 2011 - 06:43 UTC
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An independent United Nations human rights expert this week voiced concern about alleged displacement and evictions in various cities across Brazil as the country prepares to host the 2014 soccer World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games. Read full article


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  • GeoffWard

    Yeah, right!

    Did these same human rights drongos complain when China displaced thousands, banned transport, closed down factories across China's main city/cities 'in the interests of the atheletes asthma' when they had their bun-fight?

    Perhaps these same drongos want drug dealing, homicides, 'lost bullet' deaths, extortion, prostitution, kidnapping, etc, to extend into the mass-tourist business attached to the World Cup and the Olympics.

    We have also had our beach baraccas bulldozed down along the Salvador coast to give cleared beaches for tourists and to stop uninterupted favela-beach-building along the whole urban/semi-urbanised coastline.
    OK, harder to get a drink, but it gives Bahia a fighting chance to create a 'proper' tourist industry.

    Apr 28th, 2011 - 01:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Fido Dido

    He he Geo, finally you type something I can agree with. Rule number one when you deal with the UN is..ignore them.

    Apr 28th, 2011 - 04:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • stick up your junta

    Rule number one when you deal with the UN is..ignore them.

    Got a downer on the UN “Dutchy”?

    Apr 28th, 2011 - 05:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Fido Dido

    Got a downer on the UN “Dutchy”?

    Old boring news, and majority of the Dutch people, include me, know it was wrong what happened there.

    Apr 28th, 2011 - 06:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redhoyt

    #2 Well done Fido, ...... we do :-)

    Apr 29th, 2011 - 03:56 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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