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Cost of World Cup may be too high for Brazil


Brazil's World Cup has been estimated to be the priciest of any yet, with a projected cost of $11.5 billion. Some predictions even claim that the Brazilian government will have spent up to $14 billion on building and renovating 12 stadiums; upgrading federal, state and city infrastructure; and ensuring security.

In a country with many economic and social issues that need to be addressed, such amounts of spending--more than three times the amount spent on the last World Cup--seem irresponsible to Brazilian citizens who are eager to understand the benefits of such spending, writes consultant and statistician Carlos Alberto Gómez Grajales in a Statistics Views feature.


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