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Bearing the Torch: The World Cup in Brazil’s Favelas

June 6, 2014

By Conor Risch

© Marc Ohrem-Leclef

Fernanda, Santa Marta, 2013, from Marc Ohrem-Leclef's Olympic Favela.

Hosting duties for major sporting events like the FIFA World Cup or the Olympic Games always come with a promise of economic stimulus and prestige. For the citizens of host nations, however, the honor of hosting a major international competition can be a poisoned chalice. Protests over lack of government services have erupted as Brazil spends heavily to prepare for...

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