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2 December 2013

Brazil: FIFA and private company accused of racism over their choice of presenters for the 2014 World Cup draw

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28 November 2013

Brazil: 2 workers die at World Cup construction site operated by Brazilian firm Andrade Gutierrez; union threatens strike over inadequate working conditions

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27 November 2013

Brazil: Two workers die at World Cup stadium following crane collapse; Odebrecht says it was following procedures

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5 November 2013

Brazil: Report on human rights abuses in construction & renovation projects related to 2014 FIFA World Cup & 2016 Olympics; companies respond to allegations

Business and Human Rights Resource Centre invited BNDES, Concessionária Porto Novo and Consórcio Maracanã Rio 2014 to respond to items raising concerns regarding reported human rights abuses in Rio, in preparation for the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016...

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1 October 2013

[PDF] Striving for Excellence: Mega-Sporting Events and Human Rights

Author: Institute for Human Rights and Business

“Mega Sporting Events” (MSEs)…have become a lightning rod for civil society campaigners and trade unionists that seek to highlight a range of social and environmental concerns across the event life-cycle...[B]ecause the preparation and staging of...

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25 September 2013

Brazil: Brazilian Labor Ministry found forced labour in the construction work of pre-World Cup expansion of Sao Paulo's international airport; OAS and the airport denied accusations of involvement in the hiring of workers

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25 July 2013

Brazil's Poor Pay World Cup Penalty

Author: María Carrión, The Progressive

“We are not interested in waving Brazilian flags or volunteering for the World Cup,” said longtime Bairro da Paz resident and community activist Rafael Lima after Campello had left. “We need jobs. We need education. We need land titles. We need health...

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2 May 2013

Brazil: Public Prosecutor opens investigation into allegations of spying by Vale on human rights defenders

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20 April 2013

Brazil: Former manager accuses Vale of spying on employees & infiltrating social & environmental movements; company response provided

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25 September 2010

Brazil: Report on Forest Stewardship Council-certified eucalyptus plantations owned by Veracel (joint venture Stora Enso, Fibria) raises environmental, human rights concerns

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