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Brazilians pessimistic about the economy and benefits from the World Cup

Wednesday, June 4th 2014 - 08:37 UTC
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Brazilians pessimism about the future of the economy has increased considerably with just a few days left for the opening of the World Cup, according to a public opinion poll released by Pew Research. Read full article


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  • Brasileiro

    Pew Research? What is this?

    More a company based in London? I do not believe in any research done by a foreign company located in a country known for its belligerence.

    Jun 04th, 2014 - 10:24 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Escoses Doido

    If you know any Brasilians, you could ask them.
    Pretty sure they'll give a similar indication as those interviewed by Pew.

    Jun 04th, 2014 - 11:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    My guess is Brazil will have to devalue after Argentina does later in the year.
    It will be a quick race to the bottom.

    Jun 04th, 2014 - 12:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @1 Pew Research is in America. Shame, eh?

    Still, there are some good things coming. I can see the headlines. “Brazil Welcomes Argie Murderers to Attack English Supporters”. “Brazilian Police Stand Back as Argies Attack English”. “Brazilian Army and Police Lend Weapons to Argies”. “Brazilian Army Trains Argie Animals”. Yep, the World Cup will do Brazil NO good whatsoever. The wave of disgust will sweep around the world. How much business and tourism will it lose? We already KNOW that at least 25% of people intending to visit have cancelled. Hopefully many more will do the same. Why aren't the Brazilian authorities providing proper security? Armed and armoured escorts from airport to hotel. Same again from hotel to stadium. And the same from stadium to hotel and to airport.

    Why would we expect anything different from argies? 650 of them, eh? Bet they'll pick on couples or groups of around 5. Argies are always cowards. How many troops did they send to the Falklands in '82 to “face” 1,500 unarmed Islanders and 80 Royal Marines? Over 60,000. And the argies set up a new record for the 3-mile sprint. Would Brazilians be able to run faster?

    Jun 04th, 2014 - 12:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    Interestingly, the documentary on BBC2 last night covered this subject. The people in the favelas were not at all happy about the money spent on the WCFs and it is perfectly understandable. They joined in the protests in the asphalt. When the protest moved to the favela the police used live bullets and nine people were killed.

    Jun 04th, 2014 - 12:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR


    It's all going to plan: the murdering, drug-dealing gang's plan, that is.

    Jun 04th, 2014 - 09:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • cornelius

    I wonder how much the fifa approved consulting firms got for this world cup mr Platini. ?
    I mean the federation of international farce association
    People need to realize that this organization is a gang of criminals a junta with too much power a corrupt to the bone organization run by the same group of gangsters year after year.
    Brazilians you were duped

    Jun 05th, 2014 - 04:36 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    @1, Brasileiro “você perdeu uma boa oportunidade de ficar de bico calado” (translating =>“ you lost a good opportunity to keep your mouth shut”........
    You can't help displaying your ignorance, can you ?? You haven't the faintest idea of what happens in Brazil, except probably within the confines of your filthy slum.

    Jun 13th, 2014 - 10:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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