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At the announcement ceremony in 2007, Ricardo Teixera, the president of the Brazilian Football Association, assured safety would not be a problem. "Violence today is an international issue. We had a good example during the 2006 Pan American Games in Rio; there was no violence there," he said. President Dilma Rousseff appealed for co operation from all Brazilians: "Safety and security are a responsibility of the federal government, but we are all hosts," sh.
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