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Should Cairns Regional Council spend $20 million on Tobruck Pool or spend the money on more crime prevetion in CAIRNS———-Rio Jilts World Cup as $11 Billion Bill Sours Brazil – Bloomberg————-Rivaldo da Silva, a 59-year-old garbage collector, and self-declared soccer fanatic, walked past the hospital entrance with a broom tucked under one arm as he rolled a bright orange trash can. “We should be more concerned about health care and crime than doing a World Cup for a bunch of tourists,” he said.

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Tourists: Don’t get sick. We have stadiums but we don’t have hospitals,” reads graffiti across the street from the Pedro Ernesto hospital just 800 meters (2,600 feet) from from the Maracana stadium.

Written in green chalk on the busy main road in front of the hospital are the words “SOS HEALTH.” In past World Cup years, residents would use positive slogans to cheer on the team, said Vinicius Silva, a 36-year-old who just finished training at a nearby gym.

Rivaldo da Silva, a 59-year-old garbage collector, and self-declared soccer fanatic, walked past the hospital entrance with a broom tucked under one arm as he rolled a bright orange trash can.

“We should be more concerned about health care and crime than doing a World Cup for a bunch of tourists,” he said.

 

 

Rio Jilts World Cup as $11 Billion Bill Sours Brazil – Bloomberg.

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