Price of extravagance

Print edition : July 11, 2014

At a protest against the World Cup in Rio de Janeiro on June 12. Photo: PILAR OLIVARES/REUTERS

During a demonstration on June 12 in Sao Paulo which hosted the opening match of the tournament. Photo: Rodrigo Abd/AP

Teachers demanding better working conditions block the Brazilian national football players' bus way, near Rio de Janeiro's international airport on May 26. Photo: YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP

Metro workers at their union headquarters in Sao Paulo on June 11 where they decided to end their strike, on the eve of the opening match. Photo: NELSON ALMEIDA/AFP

A demonstration in Sao Paulo on August 14, 2013, against the corruption in the public transportation system. The protesters demanded the resignation of the State's Governor, Geraldo Alckmin. The banner reads in Portuguese: "Get out Alckmin." Photo: Andre Penner/AP

Brazilians continue to protest against the Dilma Roussef government for spending huge sums of money to host the FIFA World Cup at a time of economic downturn and increasing social and income inequality.
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