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Brazilian street artist Paulo Ito causes stir with World Cup mural

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Brazilian street artist Paul Ito's mural.
Brazilian street artist Paul Ito's mural.

A piece of street art by Brazilian artist Paulo Ito has called attention to the darker side of the World Cup.

As the World Cup nears, excitement is building for soccer fans across the globe, except for some in the host country of Brazil.

But a piece of Brazilian street art has called attention to the darker side of the sporting event. It's a spray-painted image of a crying child sitting at a table with a soccer ball on his plate, and it's created a firestorm of reaction.

Here to tell us more about Paulo Ito, the artist behind the piece, is Vincent Bevins, who covers Brazil for the LA Times.

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