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Thu June 12, 2014

International Tweeters Use Hashtag To Protest The World Cup

A hashtag protests the World Cup on Twitter.
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Tweeters, mainly in Spain and Latin America, are using the hashtag #NoVoyABrasilPorque to state why they're not going to -- and some boycotting -- Brazil for the World Cup. The users are mainly protesting Brazil’s economic preference toward the tournament than many of its social issues.

Brazil has had several protests, stadium setbacks and financial issues this year as it prepares for the Cup, which starts Thursday. And a Pew Research Center poll says 72 percent of Brazilians are dissatisfied with the current state of their country. 

The hashtag was trending on Twitter last Thursday. Read some of the tweets using it, and their translation in English below.

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