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Rousseff ‘guarantees’ Brazil’s airports will be prepared to welcome World Cup visitors

Wednesday, May 21st 2014 - 07:15 UTC
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President Dilma Rousseff has “guaranteed” Brazil's airports will be prepared to welcome visitors for the World Cup, which starts on June 12 in São Paulo. Rousseff made the comments on her weekly ''Breakfast with the President'' national radio program following criticism that a number of airports which were promised to be completed for the key football tournament remain unfinished. Read full article

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  • A_Voice

    Welcome...here is your Robo armour and your mosquito net....
    BTW if Brazil don't win...you are all as good as dead.....have a nice day...

    May 21st, 2014 - 11:06 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    “the new facilities were aimed primarily at improving Brazilians' lives.”

    Yes, it makes perfect sense to spend billions of dollars on the WC and then MISS the tournament!

    She really is looking like the complete failure that she is at managing things that are not perfect. And frankly she is only average when they are. I thought she was known as “The Manager”, ha, ha, ha.

    As Pele says, and he claims to know the numbers, visitors from abroad are cancelling their trip in their droves. At least they have come to their senses.

    May 21st, 2014 - 11:13 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    The majority of Brazilians can't afford to fly. So who are they helping again?

    May 21st, 2014 - 11:25 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • BritInBrazil

    @3
    The Brazilian domestic airline GOL was set up by the owners of one of the largest Brazilian bus companies precisely to provide low cost flights for those customers wanting a more rapid and comfortable journey. My maid travels by plane once a year to visit her family in the northeast, and the cost of flights booked well in advance is about double the price of taking a coach - but the journey takes about 24 hours less, each way.
    Even if and when the current airport expansions are completed in Sao Paulo, they will still only provide 70% of the demand that existed at the end of 2011. Some planning!

    May 21st, 2014 - 12:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    The papers today are suggesting that the Brazilians are worried abt the thousands of argentine gangs entering brazil, and suggesting that they may aim for English supporters over the Falkland's
    so they say..

    May 21st, 2014 - 12:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The_Truth_shall_B_Trolld

    @3

    http://news.yahoo.com/4-dead-several-injured-california-bus-crash-122711189.html

    @5

    All incidents of World Cup violence in all previous world cups were perpetrated by ENGLISH SAVAGES.

    May 21st, 2014 - 01:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Ah.... here come all the excuses (the only thing that is punctual)

    Now they are saying they never were meant to be on time anyway.

    Anyone buying that?

    May 21st, 2014 - 04:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @6 Wonder if the 25% of cancellations there have already been are just English? Or will the English still going be enough to kill all the argies and the brazilian gangs as well? And, in 1982, the English were sufficiently savage, even under military discipline, to KILL 649 argies and take 11,313 prisoner. And, at the 2014 World Cup, will there be 11,313 latam dead and 649 “injured”? Or will the latams just get trampled into the dirt? The dirt where the stadiums are supposed to be.

    May 21st, 2014 - 05:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Andy Scott the spark

    @5
    I look forward to meeting them!

    May 21st, 2014 - 06:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Gordo1

    @6 The_Truth_shall_B_Trolld

    Prove your stupid statement “All incidents of World Cup violence in all previous world cups were perpetrated by ENGLISH SAVAGES.”

    ¡Eres un idiota!

    May 21st, 2014 - 07:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    He cannot prove it, so it much be false.

    May 21st, 2014 - 07:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    “The papers today are suggesting that the Brazilians are worried abt the thousands of argentine gangs entering brazil, and suggesting that they may aim for English supporters over the Falkland's”

    what papers?
    english papers?

    the brazilians are worried about the english hooligans, like everybody else.
    ask the parisians.

    “Hundreds of Chelsea fans go on violent rampage through Paris making Nazi salutes and smashing up cafes ahead of European clash”

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2595423/Hundreds-Chelsea-fans-violent-rampage-Paris-making-Nazi-salutes-smashing-cafes-ahead-European-clash.html#ixzz32OLRfTKD

    May 21st, 2014 - 10:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Andy Scott the spark

    ear we go ear we go ear we go.

    May 22nd, 2014 - 12:25 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Rousseff ‘guarantees’ Brazil’s airports will be prepared to welcome World Cup visitors

    So will there be refunds if they are not ready and welcoming?

    Is she backing up this statement monetarially?

    If not, why not?

    May 23rd, 2014 - 12:34 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Escoses Doido

    @ 14,
    Because she's a politician.

    May 23rd, 2014 - 05:36 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    #6

    FIFA World Cups, 2010
    'There were minor disturbances during and after England's defeat by Germany during the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
    * A German flag was burned by English supporters in Leicester Square, and
    * a nearby restaurant was damaged.
    * A German fan was confronted by a mob, but there were no injuries.'

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Football_hooliganism
    Check out the numerous Argentinian Barras Bravas killings at World Cups, etc.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Football_hooliganism

    May 23rd, 2014 - 01:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    “”President Dilma Rousseff has “guaranteed” Brazil's airports will be prepared to welcome visitors for the World Cup, which starts on June 12 in São Paulo“”.........she can “guarantee” all she wants, the fact is that the airports are NOT prepared to handle even the normal flow of passengers, far less the additional movement of tourists from abroad and other States. Last Saturday I arrived at the São Paulo Guarulhos International Airport at 5:30 PM....from the door of the plane to the immigration hall, athough about only 100 metres, took about 20 minutes. Once in the immigration hall, which looked more like a crowded bus at 6PM on a weekday, another hour to get through to the baggage claim. And that was without the World Cup tourists.... well Dilma, let's see what you have to say after the Cup.

    May 24th, 2014 - 07:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    This is going to be interesting.

    I reckon the Brazilian Gov is going to get some seriously bad Press after this, and some intense pressure regarding the Olympics...

    May 25th, 2014 - 01:40 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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