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April 16, 2012
Firearms for tickets in 2014

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by Everton Merlo, AIPS Young Reporter, Brazil
BRASILIA, April 16, 2012 - In Brazil, a country with high index of violence, educational and encouragement efforts to decrease it are always worthy of mention.

In November of 2011 Brazilian Chamber of Deputies launched the proposal of a project that will allow the exchange of firearms for tickets to the FIFA World Cup in 2014.

The law project was suggested by deputy Vicente Cândido (PT) and Justice Ministry. The issue was discussed in the presence of Jerome Valcke, General Secretary of FIFA.

According to Valcke, FIFA wants to support the project, but there is a concern about the quantity of tickets to be exchanged.

“I think that unfortunately there are so many guns in Brazil that we wouldn't have a sufficient number of tickets" said the FIFA General Secretary.

About three million tickets for 64 matches of the future tournament will become available for distribution. The aforementioned law project was included in the General Law of FIFA World Cup that is going to be voted at the National Congress of Brazil.

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