Brazilian slum team challenges World Cup champs

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The attention brought to Brazil as a result of the World Cup is also shining a light on the country’s urban poor.
In particular, the standard of living in the Favelas, or slums of major cities.
Some industrious young footballers have a plan to bring even more attention to their neighborhood.
Joel Richards has their story. 

Brazilian slum team challenges World Cup champs

Brazilian slum team challenges World Cup champs

The attention brought to Brazil as a result of the World Cup is also shining a light on the country's urban poor. In particular, the standard of living in the Favelas, or slums of major cities. Some industrious young footballers have a plan to bring even more attention to their neighborhood. Joel Richards has their story.

The World Cup has sparked protests about Brazil’s persistent problems of poverty and inequality but many say the country has made tremendous social and economic improvements since its bid for the event in 2003.
To explore further we are joined by Maria Luisa Mendon, Professor of International Relations at Rio de Janeiro University. and director of Rede Social.

Brazil's persistent problems of poverty and inequality

Brazil's persistent problems of poverty and inequality

The World Cup has sparked protests about Brazil's persistent problems of poverty and inequality but many say the country has made tremendous social and economic improvements since its bid for the event in 2003. To explore further we are joined by Maria Luisa Mendon, Professor of International Relations at Rio de Janeiro University. and director of Rede Social.