Soccer-World Cup won’t affect health, education, says minister (Reuters)

By Pedro Fonseca RIO DE JANEIRO, June 24 (Reuters) – Brazil’s hosting of the World Cup and Confederations Cup will not be at the expense of health and education, sports minister Aldo Rebelo said on Monday. “None of the money earmarked for health and education has been diverted to building World Cup stadiums,” Rebelo told reporters. Speaking in the wake of violent nationwide protests which targeted, in part, the amount of money spent on the tournaments, Rebelo said that they had created jobs and investments. …

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