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How receptive are Brazilians feeling towards the World Cup 2014 and the Olympics in 2016?

In the short period of one week the seven-meter high brazilian mascot located in Brasilia has been stabbed twice.

In the next few years Brazil will be hosting two of the biggest sporting events, the World Cup in 2014 and the Olympics in 2016.

A recent article from The Guardian (click here to read it) claims that those actions are just portrayals of vandalism and violence that Brazil is very known for, however, could there be more behind it?

Perhaps it is an indication of how Brazilians are not as receptive as the British, who just recently hosted the London 2012 Olympics and instead of spending money on building stadiums that will be most likely be abandoned after  the competitions as well as knowing that Brazil has not got the infrastructure to provide a safe experience the government should invest the money on things that are more worth while like creating an education system that is actually decent and a health care system that people can rely on.

Aline Siekierski (twitter:@alinesieks)