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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Manaus - Amazonas. +300.000 people!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cSAZYD84ig
I WAS JUST SPENDING THE NOONTIME WITH A MILLIONNAIRE.......EXTOLLING THE ECONOMY OF BRAZIL.......WHO WULD HAVE KNOWN......
@venky6666 In India speaking against corruption isn't secular!
@venky6666 1.2 Bn poor Indians suffering slavery in silence!
You are only presenting one side of this issue. That of the hoodlums and vandals. Here is another responsible Brazilian presenting the side of the real heart of Brazil.
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.
The Best Fail Compilation June 2013
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)
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
The Best Fail Compilation June 2013
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.
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.
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See this video and you understand why it is not about 20 cents! https://www.facebook.com/andrea.docanto.90/posts/545376145504678
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
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.
VOTE NOW for a better Brazil: https://www.inqu.me/vote#!qid=time_for_a_better_brazil
@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.
@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?
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..