WorldViews: Protests, strikes roil Brazil ahead of the World Cup

By Abby Phillip, May 22, 2014

After seven years of preparations, Brazil is just weeks away from opening day of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and things are not looking good.

Key infrastructure and stadiums are not quite complete, concerns about safety are rising in Rio, protesters have taken to the streets in angry clashes with police, and now transportation worker and police officer strikes are rolling through Sao Paulo, Rio de Janero and several other cities.

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