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Worries mount over public transport for World Cup

Posted on March 5, 2013

Photo of Rio de Janeiro courtesy Embratur by Beto Garavello/LUME
Photo of Rio de Janeiro courtesy Embratur by Beto Garavello/LUME
SAO PAULO — The public transport projects designed to modernize Brazilian cities for the 2014 soccer World Cup, which included new metro lines, monorails and dedicated bus lines, are being scaled back, delayed or cancelled due to legal challenges, corruption and a lack of planning, according to a Reuters report.

World Cup organizers have downplayed the setbacks and say the host cities are still being transformed. For the full story, click here.

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