It's down to two teams in the World Cup final -- Argentina and Germany.
Regardless of who takes home the trophy today, the true victor will be FIFA (the world governing body for international soccer) with a $4 billion prize at the expense of the Brazilian people.
All throughout the World Cup, we've run a blog series re-examining the sporting event while highlighting the poverty, inequality, and widespread social issues that were ignored for the sake of profit, not for the Brazilian people, but for FIFA and its corporate sponsors.
All of these issues may be hard to put into context, especially from a continent away – but that’s why we’ve developed a Global Exchange Reality Tour to Brazil to witness and learn about them firsthand.
But it’s not just the World Cup: the Summer Olympics will come to Brazil in 2016, and many of the same injustices of the 2014 World Cup remain very much in play for the 2016 Olympiad.
See the opportunity cost of these mega-events in person, de-stigmatize and gain a better understanding of favelas, and get a glimpse of burgeoning nationwide social movements that may continue to push Brazilian society towards reform, transparency, and better governance.
And if you become a Global Exchange member today you get 10% off your Reality Tour.
See you in Brazil,
Latin America Reality Tours Director
P.S. Check out my radio interview with sports columnist Dave Zirin about World Cup protests, Reality Tours to Brazil, and Global Exchange’s new petition to reform FIFA.