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World Cup and Olympic Report Alleges Human Rights Violations

By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A report released on Monday by the Comitês Populares da Copa (the People’s World Cup Committees) lists a series of alleged human rights abuses surrounding the preparations for the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games, ranging from housing and information rights violations to employment infractions.

The 138-page report, entitled Mega-Events and Human Rights Abuses in Brazil (Megaeventos e Violações de Direitos Humanos no Brasil), was written collectively . . .

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