Posts Tagged: World Cup
Brazil's Workers' Party was once the pride of the New Left for an entire hemisphere. Now its 13-year rule hangs by a thread.
In the smallest Gulf kingdoms, upwards of 90 percent of residents are immigrant laborers. Many face unspeakable abuse.
Fighting corruption is a proven means to reduce inequality. But the issue has often been co-opted by elites looking to do just the opposite.
Like the United States, Brazil has a long way to go with its response to global warming.
Thousands of poor Brazilians were evicted from their homes to build multimillion-dollar World Cup stadiums that may never be used again. Now Brazilians are fighting back.
While Israel uses soccer to bolster its international image, it has violently oppressed the Palestinian national soccer team.
Chagossian soccer players hope to leverage the World Cup into passage home to the Chagos islands, from which they were evicted by the U.S. and British.
Russia’s response to the Ukrainian crisis and the Olympic Games in Sochi are essentially rooted in the same impetus: Putin’s geopolitical ambitions.
Forced evictions are happening throughout Brazil in advance of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics, exacerbating the country's growing inequality.
With a million people demonstrating in the streets of Brazil, everyone's scrambling to understand how a 20-cent bus fare hike turned into a social revolt.