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BRAZIL : WILL THE 2014 WORLD CUP CAUSE HEADS TO ROLL ???

















Will a public backlash against World Cup expenditures -- which have topped $11 billion -- cost Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff a re-election this fall?





With Brazilians continuing to launch protests and strikes over the cost of the games, the World Cup story that will play out for the next month is clearly about much more than a sport. The larger story weaves together threads of economics, politics, security risks, infrastructure, social culture and geography. 







Stratfor is the go-to resource for understanding these and other geopolitical issues.








We provide serious insight to world travelers, investors and readers who want the answers to questions like:




** Will street demonstrations pose a risk to my safety if I go to Brazil?




** How might the infrastructure that was built with the World Cup in mind impact foreign trade and investments?






** What policy changes should – or can – the world expect before the Summer Olympics come to Brazil in 2016?








** Will the backlash against Rousseff cost her the presidency in October?










STRATFOR will keep the spotlight on these and related issues long after the camera crews depart and the World Cup finals have become part of sports history. 








Stratfor will always take you beyond the headlines – and ahead of the news curve – with our intelligence-based, forward-looking analysis.










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