June 13, 2014

How Brazil's Hubris Jeopardized Its World Cup

Tim Padgett, WLRN

The Associated Press

An event meant to showcase Brazil’s arrival as a developed nation has so far served as a reminder of the flaws that thwart its aspirations. Dysfunctional bureaucracy, brazen corruption, neglected infrastructure and not a little arrogant complacency – our country is already paradise, in case you haven’t seen our beaches, so what else do we need to prove to you? – have conspired to make Brazil’s Cup preparations a source of ridicule.

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