As the Thai World Cup in 2014 progresses, I just wonder how many people are aware of the disturbing facts associated with the competition; what one might call the ugly side of the beautiful game.

Part of the staging included $ 4.47 billion (US dollars) of Brazilian taxpayers' money going to Swiss-based FIFA (Federation Internationale de Football Association), but the World Cup in competition is not for indigenous peoples, it is for greedy companies, corrupt politicians and rich tourists.

In fact, some of us have followed the protests of furious Brazilians complaining in cities across the country about local and national government corruption, grossly exaggerated spending of the World Cup somewhat worth $ 40 billion, while the underfunded essentials, much needed to improve services such as transport, education and health care. Reports from the Ministry of Energy confirm that not far away one million Brazilians live without electricity ...

Danilo Cajazeira, an avid amateur football player in Sao Paulo, is an active member of the People's Committee and demands that human rights cease to be violated, all of which are centered around the World Cup. During the construction and erection of the new stadiums, he reports in so many words that there have been hundreds and thousands of evictions in the area, some forced violently or disrespectfully onto the streets and led to real concentration camps.

Trading companies are closed ... Then there have also been a number of public areas given to certain companies without dispensation. In addition, there is an increase in the illegal sex industry involving women and children.

In anticipation of setbacks from the people, $ 0.66 billion has been spent on police armament and security. In addition to these police measures, laws have been adopted to deal with social protesters, where special judicial courts have already been set up. The accused can be convicted in 'execution courts', which are responsible for receiving severe sanctions, while they are not entitled to a lawyer.

It has all been described as oppressive and militarized, typical of a dictatorship scenario. Some citizens say the police are not only detaining vandals, but they are also invading homes of protesters who have been actively involved in social movements for some time long before the World Cup: As a way to get to these individuals, the police have given their relatives. not having anything to do with protests scary calls.

However, the revolt of the Brazilian people, who worry that public money, instead of going to the essentials like transportation, pedigree housing and energy instead of being pulled out of private business interests, has further promoted the desire to see change.

Will the Brazilian people win the battle when the uprising continues? Last year, there was a massive outcry against price increases in public transport. Those who protested now find that others are joining them and seeking justice from the World Cup scenario for more information click here https://www.fukudome1.com/2020/04/15/%e0%b8%99%e0%b8%b1%e0%b8%81%e0%b8%9...

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Thai World Cup 2014: The ugly side of the beautiful game