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The Nation's sports editor talks about Brazil's Dance with the Devil

Razil's Dance With the Devil: The World Cup, the Olympics, and the Fight for DemocracyDave Zirin

Haymarket Press

Earlier this month protests erupted in 10 cities in Brazil, which is set to host matches for soccer's biggest tournament, the World Cup, June 12 to July 13. Brazilians have demonstrated against the Cup since last summer, when more than two million people took to the streets in cities around the country during the Confederations Cup, a World Cup run-up tournament that was also held in Brazil. Brazil won that title, and is a favorite going into the upcoming Cup. How could one of the most soccer-loving countries in the world protest the...