The opening ceremony of the 2014 FIFA World Cup soccer games began on Thursday afternoon June 12, 2014, amid a swirl of protest. Performers included Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull and a bevy of samba dancers. The ceremony included a tribute to the music of Brazil and dancers performing in traditional costumes.
In Brazil, soccer is not only the national pastime; it easily ranks as a national obsession. But after a year of protest, many are beginning to wonder what legacy this year’s games will leave behind. Read more