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Brazil deploys elite force in Confederations Cup host cities
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Brazil deploys elite force in Confederations Cup host cities

Jun 20 2013, 6:10am CDT | by

Brasilia, June 20 (IANS) Brazil deployed members of an elite security force in cities hosting international football matches, in the wake of massive anti-government protests that threaten to disrupt the FIFA Confedrations Cup.

Brasilia, June 20 — Brazil deployed members of an elite security force in cities hosting international football matches, in the wake of massive anti-government protests that threaten to disrupt the...

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Brazil deploys elite force in Confederations Cup host cities

Jun 20 2013, 6:10am CDT | by

Brasilia, June 20 (IANS) Brazil deployed members of an elite security force in cities hosting international football matches, in the wake of massive anti-government protests that threaten to disrupt the FIFA Confedrations Cup.

Brasilia, June 20 — Brazil deployed members of an elite security force in cities hosting international football matches, in the wake of massive anti-government protests that threaten to disrupt the FIFA Confedrations Cup.

Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff ordered the deployment of Brazil's National Public Security Force (FNSP) to the cities of Fortaleza, Salvador, Belo Horizonte, the capital Brasilia and Rio de Janeiro, all of which are hosting Confederations Cup games this month, the ministry of Justice said on its official website Wednesday, reports Xinhua.

The FNSP troops will bolster the already-high security measures put in place during the large-scale international event, as well as during the Catholic Church-organised World Youth Day to be held in Rio de Janeiro in July, the ministry said.

In Brasilia, governor Agnelo Queiroz asked the national force to particularly increase security in and around government buildings.

Officials of the National Congress in Brasilia asked Queiroz Monday to deploy the force after demonstrations were held outside the legislative building.

The FNSP, created in 2006, serves as a kind of military police during protests or emergency situations that threaten public order.

Brazilians, angered by a recent hike in transport fares and a lack of public services while the government spends millions on global sporting events, including next year's World Cup and the coming Olympic Games in 2016, took to the streets in the past couple of weeks.

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Blatter praises ban in Brazil after fans’ racism

Sep 4 2014 10:14am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

SAO PAULO, Brazil — FIFA President Sepp Blatter on Thursday praised a sports tribunal decision to exclude a club from the Brazilian Cup after its fans racially taunted an opposition player. Blatter’s comments came as Brazilian authorities continued to interrogate some of the fans accused of being involved in the latest case of racism marring local football this year. “I’ve said football MUST be stronger in tackling racism,” Blatter s ...
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Blatter praises ban in Brazil after fans’ racism

Sep 4 2014 10:14am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

SAO PAULO, Brazil — FIFA President Sepp Blatter on Thursday praised a sports tribunal decision to exclude a club from the Brazilian Cup after its fans racially taunted an opposition player. Blatter’s comments came as Brazilian authorities continued to interrogate some of the fans accused of being involved in the latest case of racism marring local football this year. “I’ve said football MUST be stronger in tackling raci ...
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Blatter praises ban in Brazil after fans’ racism

Sep 4 2014 10:14am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

SAO PAULO, Brazil — FIFA President Sepp Blatter on Thursday praised a sports tribunal decision to exclude a club from the Brazilian Cup after its fans racially taunted an opposition player. Blatter’s comments came as Brazilian authorities continued to interrogate some of the fans accused of being involved in the latest case of racism marring local football this year. “I’ve said football MUST be stronger in tackling ...
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1 week ago

Blatter praises ban in Brazil after fans’ racism

Sep 4 2014 10:14am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

SAO PAULO, Brazil — FIFA President Sepp Blatter on Thursday praised a sports tribunal decision to exclude a club from the Brazilian Cup after its fans racially taunted an opposition player. Blatter’s comments came as Brazilian authorities continued to interrogate some of the fans accused of being involved in the latest case of racism marring local football this year. “I’ve said football MUST be st ...
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8 weeks ago

Not at our expense

Jul 16 2014 10:00pm CDT | Source: Spectator Magazine

That a single cent of public money was spent on the Fifa World Cup is a disgrace. The fact that the Brazilian government has contrived to spend between 15 and 20 billion US dollars on the recent jamboree of football is unfathomable. Let’s make one thing clear: if sport has long been seen by many as a cash cow, the World Cup is a bovine money-printing machine of truly gargantuan proportions. Between administrators, television stations, sponsors, sports ...
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8 weeks ago

Olympic Highlights

Jul 16 2014 6:06pm CDT | Source: olympic

IOC ACTIVITIES PRESIDENT IOC President Thomas Bach’s agenda this week included the IOC Executive Board (EB) meeting in Lausanne followed by meetings in Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia.   In Lausanne on 7 July, the IOC EB began its three-day meeting by unanimously deciding to select the cities of Oslo (Norway), Almaty (Kazakhstan) and Beijing (China) (listed according to a drawing of lots carried out in ...
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