Brazil Media: Situation out of Control

Posted on June 22, 2013 • Filed under: Brazil, Crime, Police/Military Activity, Politics, TRAVEL reported that this week, more than a million people took to the streets of 100 cities in Brazil to mark a rising wave of protest that has coincided with the country’s biggest sporting event for 63 years.

The rallies, and the violence that followed, were not, however, sparked by the tournament.

It was a 20c (£0.06) rise in public transport fares that stirred passions.

But concerns over healthcare, security, rising inflation and World Cup and Olympic overspending soon became the focus – along with a profound dissatisfaction with their elected leaders, who they believed did not understand the “real people” of Brazil.

Two people have already died and there are fears more could follow, with the Brazilian media claiming the situation is “out of control”.

And yet it all began so peacefully… Read Article

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