Scenes from Brazil’s Angry, Nationwide Protests

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Anger over a bus ticket price fare hike in the Brazilian megapolis of Sao Paolo has blown the lid off a seething pot of frustrations and tensions. Hundreds of thousands have taken to the streets across the country, protesting the corruption and social inequities that make up life in this booming, emerging Latin American giant. Anger centers on lavish state funding for events like the 2014 World Cup, while infrastructure, education and health care get neglected.

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valentine.godoflove
valentine.godoflove

I WAS JUST SPENDING THE NOONTIME WITH A MILLIONNAIRE.......EXTOLLING THE ECONOMY OF BRAZIL.......WHO WULD HAVE KNOWN......

VALENTINE,COMEDIAN.....LOL

jaguaraci
jaguaraci

Hello, this is the opportunity of express ourselves against the corruption and the entire political system since them does not favors the population in general. Thus, each Brazilian knows that the confederations cup, world cup and Olympic games are not representing our wish. However, the nation embraced the events, but the greed was beyond of "acceptable corruption". Meanwhile, the news on overcrowded hospitals and decreasing of the education budget spreading, including the troubles known, nothing about the transport infrastructure improvement was made by government. When the mean grew 0,20 cents, here in São José dos Campos, county of São Paulo, 0,50 cents, was a general consternation, before the news already had demonstrated about the events haven't bringing any benefits to the population. Then, by now both federal and county governments need to show some counterpart on all these years of the popular dissatisfaction, including the gangster group of Rousseff "mensalão" of PT. They were condemned and are articulating himself to approve a constitutional amendment to ban investigation by nonpartisan public agents, thus warranting your acquittal on corruption crimes. It only will stop (1) suspending the PEC 37 (this constitutional amendment), (2) making corruption a heinous crime, (3) the senatorRenan Calheiros leaving its position, (4) imprisoning the mensalão gangsters, and (5) forbidding that companies funding political campaigns using a federal law, thus evicting the corruption for its reimbursement.

Emerson
Emerson

See this impressive video which shows policies surrounded and persecuted in protest in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
 Manifestations caused by the revolt of the people against an increase of 0.20 cents in bus fare, the corruption, disregard for the country, plus spending of 28 billions of Reais (US$ 15 billions) used in the Confederations Cup and FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014, while the country lacks funds for health, safety and education, leading the people to take to the streets to claim their rights. (Image Globo TV - Brazil)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voaGQUeS-JA

jaygo
jaygo

Oh look, a little blurb about the kinda thing WE are headed for.

Felippe Riediger II
Felippe Riediger II

São apenas, milhares de pessoas que foram as ruas , para lutar pelos seus direitos e por uma vida melhor sem corrupção e desigualdade social no brasi.l #Ogiganteacordo

stephengreen736
stephengreen736

Uh ya, see those folks in Brazil who are under economic slavery, finally had a enough. And they mean it.

Wonder if Americans will ever wake up to this modern form of slavery.

Flavio Camargo de Mattos
Flavio Camargo de Mattos

And this outcry and riots on the streets around the Country should have comeout long time ago, though it's happening late, what it matters, it's the positive results about this effort.

Rnt__
Rnt__

@TIME @TIMEWorld Brazil suffers with all kind of violence everyday, now it's our time to show them our angry to see some peace in the end.

cyberchoiniere
cyberchoiniere

@TIME @TIMEWorld We should not be so suprised. Brazil's economic burst glossed over huge gaps between the rich and the poor

井出悦郎
井出悦郎

I am agree with demonstration.But I oppose what associate with violence, robbers and chaos.

punkakes13
punkakes13

pepper spray is no joke, i have one.. my police aunt gave it to me, and i pressed it, and it infected the whle room, its no joke, the whole apartment

Smullk Mikesh
Smullk Mikesh

Right now São Paulo has 14 places of manifestation. a true tactic of stalling, thereby waking the Brazil this because no longer accepts much corruption and cost of living in the country.

Ariel Ayala Vera
Ariel Ayala Vera

When countries emerge and become world powers, protesters, and claims of justice, .....!!!

Craig Cmc Pledger
Craig Cmc Pledger

thay are just following the muslims to git US aid I hope Obummer dont go for this stunt tooo !!!

dori1mega9
dori1mega9

@TIME @TIMEWorld How can they improve their infrastructure in time for FIFA & Olympics? Will they pile up debt like Greece?

HfcmoreiraHugo
HfcmoreiraHugo

@TIME @TIMEWorld we should see why billions spent on stadiums and nothing for hospitals and schools thats why they are protesting!

GrungyBerns
GrungyBerns

@TIME @TIMEWorld Why use of the word, "angry" Time? Does protestor not adequately describe a person. Are there happy protestors?

James_Smith
James_Smith

@jaguaraci What you are ignoring that much of the money being spent for the World Cup and the Olympics were for badly-needed iprovements in the cities.


You might also consider who was being paid to do all of that.  It was tge workers who did all of the contruction and beutifying of the area.  But it's easier to complain than it is to think, isn't it?


BTW, I have lived in Brazil for over ten years.  Firs in Rio (Gavea) and now in João Pessoa.  


Paz, Tchau

James_Smith
James_Smith

@Emerson Please notice that these were not peaceful protestors but vandals and criminals destroying property.  There was no police intervention while the were not committing crimes.  But that isn't as exciting, is it?

James_Smith
James_Smith

@stephengreen736  

Economic slavery?  Do you mean by living in one of the fastest-growing economies in the world and being paid to build all of those improvements in the cities, that is slavery?


When you have lived in Brazil for a few years and learn how things really are there, you are entitled to an opinion.  Until then, look and learn..

James_Smith
James_Smith

@cyberchoiniere @TIME @TIMEWorld  

Yes, there are huge gaps between rich and poor as there are in all countries.  The difference is, in Brazil, it's getting better. In the USA, it's getting worse.  

mscen221
mscen221

@Craig Pledger 

YOU are ignorant and UGLY to boot!