Thursday, October 17, 2013

Brazil's biggest drug cartel promises a 'World Cup of terror' as violent demonstrations take over the streets...

Brazil's biggest drug cartel has promised a 'World Cup of terror' next year - in a reminder of the high level of violence that still marks the country.

The threat was issued by the First Capital Command in Sao Paulo, who last year was behind the murder of more than a hundred of the city's police officers.

And last night violent demonstrations exploded on the streets of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo with protesters setting fire to cars and fighting pitched battles with police.

The protests were in support of a teachers' strike and were the latest in a long line of unrest that has seen millions take to the streets in Brazil to protest against the government.

Both will be a sobering reminder amid the euphoria of England's fans that next year they will be travelling to a country where safety and stability cannot be guaranteed. Full story...

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