World Cup: Economics hurting Rousseff’s presidential re-election hopes in Brazil

b_179_129_16777215_00_images_DEU130531aa001.jpegSAO PAULO, Brazil | As World Cup host Brazil aims to add to its record five international soccer titles, President Dilma Rousseff is intensifying her re-election campaign.

A few days before Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari named his squad, Ms. Rousseff made a nationwide broadcast to announce increases in her leftist Workers Party’s emblematic Bolsa Familia (Family Grants) welfare program and modest tax cuts.

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