WikiLeaks and Brazil

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The recent WikiLeaks release has had some interesting repercussions for the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup and Rio 2016, with documents from the US department of defence mentioning the expectation of delays in preparations for the two mega–events.

The report, sent from the US Embassy in Brazil to the Defence Department in December 2009, states that the situation offers an opportunity to strengthen ties to Brazil as the country seeks to confront the major challenge and guarantee the required standards are met. The embassy also detailed the 'Brazilian way' of getting things done, indicating that the tendency is for plenty of big picture visions but that the finer details often get left to the last minute. It added that there has been little success so far for both the US and UK in contacting the Brazilian ministry of sport. About Simon TarmoA journalist from Sydney, Australia, and co–founder of industry journal Australian Sponsorship News, Simon Tarmo now lives in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Having worked on a range of writing, research and trade projects across a number of industries including sport, entertainment and wine, he is currently focusing on business opportunities involving the 2014 World Cup and Rio 2016 in Brazil. With fluent Portuguese language skills, he has an extensive network of contacts throughout Brazil and can advise and assist foreign groups doing business in the country. More details http://simontarmo. blogspot. com/ ~ Simon Tarmo+55 31 9196 0069simon@pando. com. auhttp://simontarmo. blogspot. com/

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