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Source: ActionAid - Tue, 10 Jun 2014 11:14 GMT
Author: ActionAid
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WHEN: Duration of the World Cup 12 June – 13 July

WHERE: Rio and London, in studio, down the line and on skype

WHO: English-speaking experts from ActionAid Brazil's anti-poverty projects and London based staff recently returned from drug-gang controlled favelas and from meeting young girls at risk of sexual exploitation.

Media Contacts in the UK

Richard Grange on 07716 178114 and 0203 122 0796 richard.grange@actionaid.org

Natalie Curtis on 0203 122 0641 on 07877 744398 natalie.curtis@actionaid.orgOut-of-hours contact: 07720 084388

Media Contacts in Brazil

Juliana Camara +55 21 21 89 46 43  and +55 21 994073818 Juliana.camara@actionaid.org

BRAZIL INTERVIEWEES  (All-English speaking)

Marcelo Montenegro: Brazil Country Officer specialising in public spending, social unrest, youth movements and the reasons behind recent protests in Rio

Jessica Barbosa:  ActionAid staff member working on the ground with children at risk of sexual exploitation in Recife.

Sergio Costa: ActionAid staff member working on the ground across projects in Brazil

LONDON-BASED INTERVIEWEES

Richard Grange: ActionAid staff member recently returned from Mare favela in Rio and scene of ‘pacification' operation involving hundreds of soldiers.

Natalie Curtis: ActionAid journalist  recently returned from interviewing children at risk of sexual exploitation in Recife and from drug-gang controlled Mare favela in Rio.

Leslie Sinoway: ActionAid staff member recently returned from visit to Helopolis favela in Sao  Paolo

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