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Maybe not a white elephant

3 years 2 months 1 week ago September 24, 2013 Sep 24, 2013 Tuesday, September 24 2013 September 24, 2013 6:17 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Michael Marsh

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL- There could be another use for a World Cup Soccer Stadium being built in the isolated state of Amazonas in Brazil that may not make it such a white elephant, after-all. One judge in the area has a new use for it after the competition is over: a prisoner processing center. Brazil is readying 12 stadiums for next year's FIFA World Cup and some, including the one in Manaus, will be little used after the tournament. FIFA and leaders in Brazil were the subject of widespread protests during the Confederation Cup, which was a warm-up for the World Cup, since millions are against spending billions in a country with such a high concentration of poor.

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