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World Cup Exposes Brazil’s Broken and Corrupt Economic Model


     
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For those of us who love the World Cup, there is something disturbing about the protests and organizational deficiencies overshadowing the international tournament, competing for headlines with Brazilian soccer star Neymar’s dribbling and Argentinian Messi’s sprints.

One hopes that the humiliation will sting Brazilian politicians into adopting the reforms their country needs.

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Alvaro Vargas Llosa is Senior Fellow of The Center on Global Prosperity at The Independent Institute. He is a native of Peru and received his B.S.C. in international history from the London School of Economics. His Independent Institute books include Global Crossings: Immigration, Civilization, and America, Lessons From the Poor: Triumph of the Entrepreneurial Spirit, The Che Guevara Myth and the Future of Liberty, and Liberty for Latin America.

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