Manaus, Brazil:  On The Map After World Cup?

Manaus, Brazil: On The Map After World Cup?

Hot and Steamie!  That’s how we like our cities down here in the Tropics.  In this hemisphere, there are few hotter or steamier than Manaus, Brazil, gateway to the Amazon.  There were four (4) World Cup matches played in Manaus, between some very rich countries including: the United State, England, Italy, and Switzerland to name a few.  And although the World Cup game between Honduras and Switzerland wasn’t a particularly glamorous match-up, it may have been historic nonetheless.

The June 25 match was the fourth and final FIFA World Cup game at Manaus’ new Arena da Amazônia, leaving many here wondering whether any event might ever again pack the venue whose shape was inspired by a straw basket full of colorful tropical fruit.  Sure is pretty though!  A great symbol for Brazil.

Read Mimi Whitefield and Jim Wyss’ Miami Herald article here:

http://hrld.us/1mJdZYq

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