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Brazilian street artist Paulo Ito causes stir with World Cup mural

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

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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.