Daily Archives: 20 May 2014

SÃO PAULO – Four of Brazil’s top World Cup footballers met children from poor backgrounds on Tuesday at an event organised by World Cup sponsors Gillette.

(See more of my photos of Oscar, Paulinho, David Luiz and Dani Alves messing about with shaving foam.)

The event gave a group of children from the CUFA favela organisation the chance to meet and pose with the star footballers, who will make up Brazil’s World Cup squad – the Seleção.

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Anadolu Agency

GUARULHOS, SÃO PAULO – Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff officially opened a long-awaited new international terminal at São Paulo’s main Guarulhos international airport on Tuesday, three weeks before the country hosts the World Cup.

Rousseff said the new glass and steel terminal represented a transformation in the Brazilian population, more and more of whom are now able to afford flying as a travel option after 46 million Brazilians moved up on the social ladder into the economic middle classes.

“The changes that we have made here are part of the work done to address the real transformation seen from when we saw 36 million people travelling by plane at the beginning of the decade, to 111 million today,” she said.

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