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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Natalie Curtis on 0203 122 0641 on 07877 744398 email@example.comOut-of-hours contact: 07720 084388
Media Contacts in Brazil
Juliana Camara +55 21 21 89 46 43 and +55 21 994073818 Juliana.firstname.lastname@example.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
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