World Cup 2014 plans generate environmental controversy in Porto Alegre, Brazil
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Porto Alegre is one of 12 Brazilian cities that will host matches during the 2014 soccer World Cup. The decision was made in early June and it has thrust this city of 1.5 million people into a heated debate around citywide development plans for the international soccer tournament. World Cup plans have pitted environmentalists and community members against developers and soccer fans. FSRN reporter Mike Fox has more from Porto Alegre.