June 21, 2013

Brazil Is Close to Its Boiling Point

Daniel Hannan, Daily Telegraph

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How should a government respond when it is the target of nationwide protests? Swedish leaders reacted by wringing their hands and empathising, Turks by calling counter-demonstrations, Syrians by shooting the demonstrators.

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June 21, 2013
Social Awakening in Brazil
New York Times
The huge street protests sweeping across Brazil this week caught almost everyone by surprise. But maybe they shouldn’t have. more ››
The timing is probably coincidence, but it is hard not to notice how popular disturbances that have shaken major cities in Brazil have come right after big street protests in Turkey. These are, of course, two very important... more ››
June 21, 2013
Brazil Is Saying What Britain Could Not
Simon Jenkins, The Guardian
From the World Cup to the G8, many countries are paying an extortionate price for hosting these pointless displays. more ››
June 20, 2013
The Real Reason Brazilians Are Outraged
Ryan Kearney, New Republic
The New York Times’s Brazil bureau chief, Simon Romero, opens his latest dispatch from São Paolo with an anecdote whose symbolism no newspaper reporter could have resisted: While the protests swelled on his city’s streets ... more ››
June 18, 2013
Rage in Brazil
Mac Margolis, The Daily Beast
Mayhem mounts as unprecedented protests against the government spread across the country. more ››