Brazil gets secure

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One of the key concerns for the 2014 FIFA World Cup is security and the Brazilian authorities are already looking closely at the issue. According to a recent report in Brazil's top newspaper, Folha de Sao Paulo, the government has committed to spend R$1.6bn (currently just over A$1bn) on a range of World Cup–specific investments in the sector, including specialised police equipment and training.

The final figure will only be determined once the host cities settle their stadium and urban transport projects, which will vary considerably from city to city. The report states that the total is close to double what was spent on South Africa 2010 security preparations, which were estimated at $500m. 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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