|My last deviation.|
My dear non-Brazilian friends,
As the everyone knows, the start date of the World Cup in Brazil is approaching quickly. Maybe some of you is happy and anxious that this date is finally coming, that you will pass some days watching the games in the country of the Carnival and of the great football.
Well, it's not like that.
Not so much time ago, Fifa itself declared that the Cup in Brazil will be the worst Cup of all times, because of the delay in constructions of the stadiums, specially (they had to be done in January of this year).
But, have you ever asked with what money they are using to build these stadiums? With public money that the Govern gives to them. From the taxes we pay every month, hoping that this investiment will be spent in improvement in the area of health, education, infrastructure, etc... In short, they are using our fucking money just to make the Cup happen.
Oh, so we are like that (with high taxes of violence and lower ones for education and health, by example) because of the money that Fifa is using?
No. Since we have known ourselves as persons (the govern don't think so), Brazil was always like that. Why? Because of corruption!
Nah, Brazil can't be a so bad place like you are saying.
Well, let's suppose that you came to Brazil for the Cup. "Woah, what a hot place! With nice and beautiful people... But I can't comunicate with them. They don't speak English." (okay, not everyone won't talk with you because they don't speak English. Some will do so. But a lot of people would be able to speak a second language if the govern opened vacancies for courses of foreign languages, especially for those who cannot pay for one or for civil servants).
"Oh, too bad, I were mugged! I have to go to the delegacy, but again the cops don't speak English. This time I had lucky because they called a translator. I told them the case and did the police report. But... They are delaying too much to take the thief. They are uninterested and just arquived the case. Patience...
I watched the games in one of the stadiums. Incredible! A great game! The stadium is truly crowded! But some of the supports of an team got really angry with the final result and started to argue, then ended fighting. The police tried to stop the brawl with rubber bullets and tear gas pumps, and in this hell, I fell off the bleachers and broke my leg. I called 192 (emergency in Brazil) but they delayed so much to take me that I got an infection. This hurts like crazy.
I'm in a public hospital now. Waiting for treatment to my leg, for over 4 days. My hips are now hurting because of the infection. Too bad, but I'm not the unique in this way. A madam with 70 years old is having strong headaches and came here on Friday of the last week (it's Friday again. She's waiting for treatment for 7 days, layed down on the ground because they don't have a litter for her). A little girl burned her hand and stayed here for 4 hours, them she was gone with the hand in this way, crying a lot with the mother not knowing what to do next. Another pacient died of bleeding 1 hour ago. What is going to happen with me, soon?".
Then you died in the hospital.
I told you a tragic story, but this is not only fiction. This may happen with you and for every tourist, both strangers and Brazilian themselves, but specially with the people who are from out and plan to go to the Cup. And a lot of situations can be worse than that, in many ways.
To save you from these circumstances, I advice you, as a Brazilian person, to watch the Cup from your own TV, in the confort of your home. Please, DON'T COME TO BRAZIL. THE COUNTRY IS NOT PREPARED TO RECEIVE SO MUCH PEOPLE FOR AN EVENT LIKE THAT, MUCH LESS TO KEEP IT. THERE IS A LACK OF EDUCATION, SECURITY, HEALTH, INFRASTRUCTURE AND A LOT OF THINGS FOR THE OWN BRAZILIANS. DON'T THINK THAT WITH YOU THIS "WILL BE DIFFERENT".
Thank you for reading this.