Controversy has continuously followed wherever FIFA World Cup goes, and it appears that Russia is set to follow suit for the 2018 games. It should come as no surprise that there is global unease while discussing Russia hosting these games; having their morals as a country been questioned continuously on a global scale. After conducting online research, it can be declared with confidence that 2018 FIFA World Cup is muddled with economic, socio-cultural, and quite possibly political issues as the commence date draws closer.
The passion around the world when it comes to the game of soccer is immeasurable. Known as football in all other nations except Canada and the United States, it is undoubtedly the most popular sport in the world. It is a game played by millions all across the world and in many countries, such as Brazil, soccer contributes to nationalism. Every four years it brings numerous nations together. This coming together, during what is known as the World Cup, is the most viewed sporting event across the globe. Soccer is a sport that has survived many
The name Brazil comes from Pau Brasil. There are around 145 million people living in Brazil, most of them near the coast. The population is growing rapidly and half of all Brazilians are under the age of 20. By the end of the century, it is estimated that Brazil’s population will have reached 180 million. Brazil borders on ten other Latin American countries.
Unfortunately, the price tag, of well over $10 billion for the event, is adding to the already considerable strain on government budgets in Brazil. Faced with nasty recession, cuts in public services, and rising unemployment, bands of Brazilians, have turned out the protest, what is seen as wasteful spending and misallocation of resources on the Olympics. Throw in the growing threat of the Zika virus, and Brazil may end up with larger crowds of agitators protesting the government than of sports fans cheering on the athletes. Also they would get so much money from hosting the Olympics, along with that they would be better off money wise then before the Olympics were held
Unfortunately, there is a negative feedback loop in many of these disadvantaged communities. We view education as such an important aspect of a person’s formation. However, in many communities, there is a significant lack of adequate educational institutions. With this lack in many communities, especially in hispanic communities, as noted in the article, there is a much smaller chance that these community members
Latin America currently has an education system that faces significantly low performance and pressure for education improvement by local, state and national authorities. (Chafuen, 2014) In 2012, PISA ranked almost every Latin America countries below the global average for participants. Chile in particular, scoring ten percent lower that the average, was the highest-ranking country in Latin America. (PISA, 2012) (See Appendix III) Leaders of Latin America have identified economical factors as the leading cause of educational inequalities and lackluster overall academic performance by the region. Furthermore, leaders of the region like, Herald Beyer, push the government to help economically disadvantaged people by providing additional funding and merit-based scholarships. (Crellin, 2012) By pushing the government to provide these economic resources, leaders look to afford people of low economic status
FIFA has been at the center of a great deal of corruption during the last couple of years. There are endless topics to discuss on the matter of corruption and FIFA, but I wanted to focus on three of the biggest charges of corruption against FIFA, bribery, mistreatment of female athletes, and the use of slave labor to build stadiums to host their games. FIFA has been around for over a century and was a very respectable organization at one time, but that time is now over. This affects international business because there are currently 209 countries within FIFA. FIFA has a far reaching impact because soccer is the most popular sport in the world. To better understand why and how FIFA became so
Education. "The findings of the BLS prove that those with more education make more money." (Payne, 2011). Many people that live in destitute by economic necessity live in specific areas. These certain areas have a higher percentage of crime. A production of better elementary and secondary schools, with funding of post-secondary education would resolve these issues. By raising the quality of education, youths are able to find adequate employment, and make better decisions in their later lives. This eradication of poverty would diminish crime everywhere (Payne, 2011). The one thing that is needed, is the increased access to higher level
Education comes with social benefits as well which can improve the situation of the poor, such as lower fertility and improved health care of children ("Poverty and Education"). "Poor people are often unable to obtain access to an adequate education, and without an adequate education people are often constrained to a life of poverty." - Servaas Van Der Berg. The absolutely poor in developing countries have low education levels. Some may not even have access to primary education or may not have completed their primary education, not realizing that it is important to reduce poverty. Education is often poorly measured, and the impacts do not always show up as statistically significant in cross- country growth regressions (Levine & Renelt, 1992). Africa’s education crisis makes media headlines and analysis by the Brookings Center for Universal Education (CUE) explains why this needs to change. Progress towards universal primary education has come to a halt and learning levels of children who are in school are poor as well. Using a Learning Barometer, CUE estimates that 61 million African children will reach adolescence lacking even the most basic literacy and numeracy skills, this will deprive a whole generation of opportunities to develop and escape poverty ("Poverty, Education, & Opportunity").
Being a country that has little to no data about the drug trafficking and use in many of their cities, Brazil does pose a tough task to analyze at the macro-level. Rio de Janeiro is a perculiar place in Brazil that is prime for research of these problems due to the availability of quality data, the influence of the government on the behavior and customs of their citizens, and the importance of the city when it comes to drug trafficking and the policies against it. In the articles by Pengalese and Koonings they both do a great job of providing an overview of the Brazilian drug criminalization while focusing primarily on the city of Rio De Janiero. The major problem lied in the favelas where the consumption and trafficking of drugs increased
Brazil has many types of food, going from rice to beans to potatoes.There were so many foods in Brazil,over one million italians migrated to Brazil. Each one brought there own type of cooking style.One product of brazilian food is Brazilian chicken coxinha. Another interesting fact is that Brazil's most eaten food is Barbecued meat. In brazil the most common breakfast food is tropical fruit, and local cake. In Brazil they have wealthy soil so when they pick the crops they take the root with is to keep it
Given that Nicaragua is a low income country, poverty comes in hand with every problem. A large percent of Nicaragua’s population lives in rural areas, and many people do not have access to schools. We could solve this by building more schools in rural areas where many people live. However, many people do not know the importance of education. If we want our people to encourage the young population, we have to encourage them first. Nicaragua suggests we use the
Stretching over 2,500 miles form east to west and 2,700 miles from north to south, Brazil is the world’s largest tropical country. The only nations that are larger are the lands of Russia, Canada, China and the United States. Brazil has more then 150 million people spread unevenly over its huge land area, making it the fifth most populated country in the world. (Encyclopedia.com) More then two thirds of Brazil’s people live in the cities and towns and more then 29 percent of them are in the ten cities with more then a million people. These include the metropolitan area of Sao Paulo with more then 15 million people and Rio de Janeiro with more then 9 million people. The rural population is mostly concentrated on the East Coast or
The education system is brazil is a little different than the USA. The grades are the same except for F’s are E’s. A bachelor 's degree it takes 4 to 6 years. The bachelor degree also means more there since it takes longer. A third of the children don 't even make it to third grade. sixth grade through eighth grade have to be completed in secession. The education system is run by the ministry of education. they break up the segments of school as elementary school which is from six to 14 years old. Then it is high school from 15 to 17 years old. Finally there is higher education which is any schooling above high school. The number of children that make it to high school is dropping at a steady rate.
Providing financial stability for a country is a large task, specifically for one like Brazil who has a vast of its people living in poverty. Brazilian government officials believe the games can bring change and growth. Many degree and believe it take more than one month to change a lifetime of errors. Citizens have not only been living in poverty for their lifetime, many families have known the Favelas as home for decades. For change to be effective it needs to begin with the top(upper class and government), and it will trickle down to and reach the lower class natives. Sponsorship can be a blessing in disguise, if used smartly. If main corporations are willing to aid all groups in need, success can and will be achieved.