Tag Archives: soccer

Who’s to Blame for the World Cup Chaos

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Don’t blame the players, past or present, who spent their lives dedicated to their dream, at the expense of everything, including education, for the chance to support their country and prove themselves on the field. Don’t blame the people of … Continue reading

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Why are the Protesters so Pissed??!!

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Sometimes it is difficult to understand what might motivate millions of people, Brazilians no less, who are thought to be a rather peaceful lot, to get angry enough to take to the streets. It’s easier to get caught up in … Continue reading

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How I Know Things Will be Different

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There has been some debate as to whether or not the passion for change displayed during recent uproars in Brazil will have some longevity, or eventually be forgotten and evaporate away, possibly because leaders make under-the-table deals with politicians. Last … Continue reading

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Top 5 Reasons Why I Plan to Not be Anywhere Near the World Cup

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The Huffington Post decided to publish an article entitled “Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Plan to Be at the 2014 World Cup.” I love Brazil. I love soccer. However, these two loves, the construction or reconstruction of stadiums under … Continue reading

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Boys & Girls, Soccer & Ballet

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In some ways, Brazil is socially progressive. For example, Brazil just recently passed a law dictating that states could not deny registration of marriage for gay couples. Yet, when it comes to children, the country, even its biggest city, is … Continue reading

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Day 127: Museu do Futebol

Today, day 127 of my efforts to be more Brazilian, I decided to immerse myself in one of Brazil’s favorite past times – Futebol. The Museu de Futebol is located inside the Paulo Machado de Carvalho stadium in Praça Charles Miller. … Continue reading

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