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Brazil’s elites are revolting

Gianpaolo Baiocchi and Marcelo K. Silva – Al Jazeera, 3/22/2015

On March 15, hundreds of thousands of demonstrators across Brazil flooded the streets. It was the biggest mobilization since June 2013, when millions took to the streets in protest that began over increased public transit fares and grew to encompass a range of other causes, including World Cup megaprojects, the poor state of public education, the need for political reform and many others. 165 more words

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Brazil and its president: Dealing with Dilma

The Economist (print edition), 3/28/2015

SHE is less than three months into her second term, but already most Brazilians want to see the back of Dilma Rousseff. 261 more words

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Exclusive: U.S. bets on Brazil, extends new invitation to Rousseff

Brian Winter – Reuters, 3/24/2015

The Obama administration has again invited Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff for a state visit to Washington, a diplomatic breakthrough that both sides hope will lead over time to greater trade between the two biggest economies in the Americas. 70 more words

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FIFA made an insane amount of money off of Brazil's $15 billion World Cup

Tony Manfred – Business Insider, 3/20/2015

FIFA released its 2014 financial report, and it shows how the organization profited off the World Cup that cost Brazil billions.  80 more words

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Brazil: At breaking point

Samantha Pearson – Financial Times, 3/20/2015

Emilio Pastore normally spends the weekend visiting his elderly parents or taking a quiet bike ride in the countryside around São Paulo. 94 more words

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In Brazil, Water Is Power

Jack Levine – The Huffington Post, 3/23/2015

Of the many stories I heard about the drought while I was in Brazil earlier this month, one stands out: a colleague was riding the elevator in her building and saw a note from a concerned neighbor. 231 more words

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In Denial Over Racism in Brazil

Vanessa Barbara – The New York Times, 3/23/2015

One Friday night last month, the electricity was off in the streets of Palmeirinha, a favela in Rio de Janeiro. 180 more words

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