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Brazil's preparation for World Cup 2014 has major problems

Brazil’s build-up to this summer’s soccer World Cup has hit numerous snags. Construction delays have led to threats of cancellations from FIFA, the soccer world’s governing body. And human rights observers are keeping a close eye on evictions of people from poorer areas. We’ll talk with Worldview Soccer Contributor, Euan Hague. He’s just back from Brazil. While down there, Euan took a good look at Brazil’s progress. Euan also serves at DePaul University as chair of Geography and co-director of DePaul's new graduate M.A. in Sustainable Urban Development. (AP Photo/Leo Correa - Protesters invade the central train station in protest against the increase of bus fares in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014. Last year, millions of people took to the streets across Brazil complaining of higher bus fares, poor public services and corruption while the country spends billions on the World Cup, which is scheduled to start in June.)

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