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  1. Brazil Struggles to Tame the Slums Just Months Before the World Cup

    A teacher protest over pay raises turned violent in Rio de Janeiro Monday. Anarchists descended at night, smashing ATMs and pulling furniture from banks to create a barricade against police. It’s the latest blow to Brazilian attempts to quell the violence before the 2014 soccer tourney and the 2016 Olympic Games. Many say the police are just as bad as the gang leaders, and question whether Rio will ever be ready to safely host the international event?

    Sources: Die Welt, Der Spiegel

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