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SBD Global/July 26, 2012/Events and Attractions
World Cup Forces Increase In Bank Loans To Tourism Industry In Brazil
Published July 26, 2012
WC VISITORS: SUPERESPORTES.com.br reported Brazilian Sports Minister Aldo Rebelo said that the int'l economic crisis "should not provoke a reduction in the number of visitors to Brazil during the 2014 World Cup." The government expects between 500,000 and 600,000 foreign tourists for the event. Rebelo said of the estimation: "There could be more. Less, I don't think so" (SUPERESPORTES.com.br, 7/24).