"Like every city in the world, we have our problems, but, despite what the article says, there are not poisonous snakes and tarantulas roaming around the streets and falling from the trees."
-- Arthur Virgilio, the mayor of Manaus, where England will play its Brazil 2014 open. England’s Daily Mirror described the Amazon city, in which the USA will also play, a "a
poverty-stricken, crime-ridden hell-hole." (Reuters)