Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Increment in Bus Fares Spark Mass Outrage in Brazil

Brazilians in their hundreds of thousands have marched through the cities of Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paolo and other cities, protesting against alleged corruption by government officials, and the way the country is run in general. Euro News reports that the outrage began as a protest over rising public transport costs but is fast spreading into a far wider revolt – over corruption, public services, and spending on the football World Cup. The protesters poured into the streets of Rio de Janeiro and several other cities, many responding to calls via social media. Traffic was halted and public buildings besieged.

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