This week, Latin Pulse centers its focus on the up-coming World Cup competition in Brazil. Starting with a poll that shows most Brazilians are upset with how the country has spent billions for the games, the program looks at various aspects of the preparations for a month of world-class soccer (football or fútbol). The discussion includes the competition's economic impact , the issue of national identity, and a preview of the teams to watch in what is the world's most popular sporting event. Finally, what will these games mean to the preparations for the Summer Olympics of 2016 in Brazil?
The program includes in-depth interviews with:
Andrew Zimbalist of Smith College; and
Joshua Nadel of North Carolina Central University.
Executive Producer: Rick Rockwell;
Reporter: Elyssa Pachico; and
Associate Producer: Megan Ekhaml.
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(The program is 30 minutes in length and the file size is 28 MB.)
International Olympic Committee