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news and politics » Please don't come to the world cup in Brazil

andre's avatar
5 years ago
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andre
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZApBgNQgKPU
nny's avatar
5 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
yeah it's pretty rough down there atm.

it always is.
nny's avatar
5 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
I will say this... having lived there for a few years...

I learned one very important thing. Don't involve yourself with Brazilian politics. Leave it to Brazilians.

They understand their issues. We don't. That's it.
andre's avatar
5 years ago
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andre
There were 300,000 people on the streets in Rio last night, 100,000 in São Paulo and many protests in more than 100 other cities in Brazil.

This movement is surprisingly apolitical. It was pretty nice to see people all dressed up in their preferred political party's colors and symbols (mostly far-left-wing parties who would be happy to turn Brazil into a big Cuba or Venezuela) being asked by the protesters to leave, or to get rid of their flags. It shows people know the political parties here represent no one but themselves.

We have major elections in Brazil next year, for president, governors and congressmen. I hope people won't have forgotten these protest by then.
andre's avatar
5 years ago
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andre
Also this is awesome http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEXea3fsz80
Carpetsmoker's avatar
2 years ago
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Martin
What about the Olympics? Can we come for that? :p