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Global Politics

With opportunity scarce, Brazil's youth are demanding more than the World Cup

While Brazilian leaders are hoping the coming World Cup and Olympics will set the stage for the country’s coming-out party as an economic force to be reckoned with, young Brazilians tell a less promising tale. The youth unemployment rate is a formidable 15.6 percent. However, the larger problem for young people is actually underemployment. Working youth may be making a living, but they are not building careers.

Global Politics

As Toronto prepares for Pam Am Games, some critics decry huge budgets

In just three years time, Toronto will play host to the Pan Am Games -- a sort of mini Olympics. Putting the thing on will cost more than C$1 billion in new facilities and infrastructure, but it's only projected to bring in a few hundred million in revenue. Proponents say the facilities will get a life-time of use. Critics say these specific facilities won't.

Global Politics

With opportunity scarce, Brazil's youth are demanding more than the World Cup

While Brazilian leaders are hoping the coming World Cup and Olympics will set the stage for the country’s coming-out party as an economic force to be reckoned with, young Brazilians tell a less promising tale. The youth unemployment rate is a formidable 15.6 percent. However, the larger problem for young people is actually underemployment. Working youth may be making a living, but they are not building careers.