Brazil's Dilma Rousseff defends World Cup spending
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has defended the country's spending on the football World Cup, which starts on Thursday.
Brazil has seen a year of protests against bad governance and perceived excessive spending on the tournament.
In a TV address, President Rousseff described the pitting of funding for the World Cup against funding for education and healthcare as "false dilemma".
- From the section Latin America & Caribbean