The recent corruption scandal surrounding FIFA began with the arrest of seven current FIFA officials in Zürich on 27 May. Five of the seven arrested were from Latin America: officials from Venezuela, Uruguay, Costa Rica, Brazil and Nicaragua. In light of these events Canning House will take an in-depth look at the world of football, politics and corruption in Latin America and how they all appear to intertwine.
The panel will include, among others, Dr Rory Miller, Director of the MBA (Football Industries) at the University of Liverpool Management School and former editor of the Journal of Latin American Studies; Jimmy Burns, journalist and author; Fernando Duarte, journalist and European Football Correspondent for UOL, a leading news website in Brazil, and Marcela Mora y Araujo, Guardian Sports Correspondent. This event will be chaired by Lord Triesman, former Foreign Minister with responsibility for Latin America.
The event will be held at Canning House on Wednesday 22 July, from 18.30-20.30.