Since entering the Local Organising Committee for the World Cup, a little over two years, the former star Ronaldo was a tireless preacher of optimism about the event – recorded federal government campaigns, promoted the tournament abroad and even appeared in a famous advertisement by Brahma dressed as Uncle Sam in green and Yellow, which mocked the people who doubted the success of the event. On Tuesday, however, Ronaldo changed his tune and publicly lamented the grip to complete the stadiums on time.
The demonstrations against the World Cup and the corrupt government are still happening in Brazil. This Saturday, the Act Against The World Cup began organizing around 5pm, when masked protesters made a drawstring joining arms and blocked the avenue Sao Luis in Sao Paulo, near the Republic Square. Since early afternoon, however, the military police already had an effective surrounding the square that surpassed the number of protesters. For the first time, the “ninja battalion” was used, with about 100 officers trained in unarmed martial arts to immobilize protesters.
Agents of the Municipal Public Order(Seop), with support from municipal guards, held on Saturday morning an operation to combat disorder during the pre-carnival parade blocks. During the parade in Leblon, 11 mijões (people peeing on the streets, two women included) were taken to the Police Station for urinating on the streets.
FIFA said it has sold 2.3 million tickets for the World Cup, representing around three quarters of tickets available. This number occurs at the end of the first part of the second phase of ticket sales. For the next step, there will be seven sold out matches, which, however, will still have last minute entries starting in April.
With the famous Miss Bum Bum contest still on hold for 2014, all that’s left for us is to take a look and enjoy other Brazilian fitness contests. The latest Boy and Girl Fitness São Paulo 2014 contest, which elects the most beautiful men and women at the academies of the State of Sao Paulo will be held this Friday, 21, from 8pm and will be transmitted live by UOL.
FIFA will make a profit of around US$ 3 billion with the World Cup in Brazil, but 18 thousand people will work for free. They prepare to provide services during the World Cup matches, with a 10 hours daily journey. Thousands of people from all Brazilian states and other countries have applied. Brazilian law says that volunteer work should only be provided to nonprofits. Year on year, according to figures of the entity itself, it records profits and high salaries paid to employees. Even so, according to Swiss law, it is a non-profit organization. So, because of that, FIFA does not pay taxes.
Under the slogan “Life is short: have an adventure,” an online dating agency invites you to enjoy the World Cup in a different way: covering the most unfaithful cities in Latin America with an application that finds people willing to have an adventure.
The robbery to the Central Bank of Brazil in Fortaleza is one of the biggest robberies in history to this day. Between 6 and 7 of August 2005, thieves robbed the Central Bank(Banco Central) of Brazil in Fortaleza, at the state of Ceará and the fact was only noticed in the early hours on Monday August 8. It was the second largest bank robbery in the world. The excavation to make the tunnel that led to the invasion took about three months. The robbery is to this day not solved since there are still people being searched by the police. The stunt was featured on a movie called “Assalto ao Banco Central“ that can be watched completely on Youtube.
A lot has been said in the last two years about United States and Brazil working to extinguish visa for citizens of both countries to visit each other, but recently these talks have halted. At the time, Brazil was well quoted at the international media as a giant waking up with jobs for everybody and its citizen making more and more money. The reality was different.