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A woman in Brazil was robbed on live TV while giving an interview about robberies in Brazil (VIDEO)

Police in Rio de Janeiro are getting pretty nervous about safety at this summer's World Cup. >And so it's fitting that the internet gives us this video today, in which a woman in Rio is robbed in daylight on live TV while speaking to a reporter about robberies and inadequate policing...

On Location Video: World Cup 2014 will basically be a giant robotics show

RIO DE JANEIRO — With simmering protests, a surge in violence and less than three months to go till the World Cup, Rio de Janeiro police have introduced a host of new tactics that seem right out of science fiction. Each hosting city has spent about $90 million on surveillance drones, explosive-detecting robots, camera glasses and other equipment. But is it making the city safer? 

Brazil spies on protesters, hoping to protect World Cup

SAO PAULO — Brazilian security forces are using undercover agents, intercepting emails and rigorously monitoring social media to try to ensure that violent anti-government protesters do not ruin soccer's World Cup this year.

World Cup 2014 set in Brazil with your choice for 'group of death'

Group G gets early consideration for 'group of death' with Germany, Ghana, Portugal and United States.
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FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke shows the name of Switzerland next to presenter Fernanda Lima during the final draw of the groups for the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup on December 6, 2013 in , in Costa do Sauipe. (NELSON ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Intrigue eclipsed confusion as organizers divided the world’s best 32 soccer teams into eight groups Friday in Salvador, Brazil, to decide the final draw for World Cup 2014.

FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke — with eight football legends and super model Fernanda Lima — chose color-coded plastic balls from the many numbered pots in what some called a convoluted process. There was even a "Pot X" to ensure no single continent dominated a group.


Brazil's World Cup, Olympics upgrades spark criticism

As Brazil gears up for the 2014 soccer World Cup and 2016 Olympics, government ministers have become fond of proclaiming how the tournaments will boost economic development.
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