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Brazilian Prostitutes Prepare for World Cup

Brazilian Prostitutes Prepare for World Cup Credit: Soccer ball image via Shutterstock

Footballers and soccer fans aren’t the only ones gearing up for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. All across the country, business people, including local prostitutes, are preparing themselves for what’s sure to be a huge influx of English-speaking tourists come June 2014.

CNN reports that prostitutes in the Brazilian city of Belo Horizonte have been lining up this week for free English classes, offered by the regional Association of Prostitution. The classes, which will be held in March of this year, are expected to attract at least 300 women from the prostitution business, which is legal in Brazil.

In a conversation with CNN, the president of Belo Horizonte’s Association of Prostitution, Cida Vieira, said that many private-sector businesses across Brazil are preparing their workers for the Cup, and seeing as prostitution is a legitimate business in Brazil, she said she believes her association should do the same.

Vieira also said that English would be an important asset for prostitutes in negotiating prices and, of course, during other industry-specific transactions.

Elizabeth Palermo
Elizabeth Palermo

Elizabeth writes about innovative technologies and business trends. She has traveled throughout the Americas in her roles as student, English teacher, Spanish language interpreter and freelance writer. She graduated with a B.A. in International Affairs from the George Washington University. You can follow her on Twitter @techEpalermo or .