All year, protests have continued in Brazil. Generally speaking, for years protests have been ongoing.
I recall protests in 2013 against the 2014 FIFA World Cup host awarded to Brazil. As many correctly identified the misallocation of government spending and forcing demolition of poor housing causing many residents to become homeless, making way for massive stadium projects.
From 2013 till today, 24 August 2015, I have sporadically followed the Brazilian protests.
The corporate media has recently increased their coverage of the mass demonstrations that continue along with the public call for the President’s impeachment amid more corruption scandals, and workers mistreatment are revealed.
Rousseff, less than a year into her second term, is on the ropes as the world’s seventh-largest economy and host of the 2016 Rio Olympics slides into recession.
Austerity measures have replaced the economic go-go years fueled by Chinese demand for commodities, while a bribes and embezzlement scandal spreading ever deeper through the ranks of the country’s elite has tainted Rousseff and her leftist Workers’ Party… -Businessinsider.com
…Brazil is experiencing economic recession, scandals, and social unrest; is it any surprise that everyone is asking will President Dilma Rousseff remain in office?
Brazil’s grassroots has been in a battle for years, seeking redress to their grievances as the government squander the labor of Brazilians for luxury rather than lifting citizens out of poverty and suffering.
Housing, mass transportation, education, hospitals and clinics have been major neglected needs for far too long.
I agree with many Brazilians that if a fraction of the spending that went to commercial entertainment was properly allocated to infrastructure and quality standard of living the nation would be thriving.
Perhaps that would be true for most nations…