Independent Nonpartisan Political Movements Emerge in Brazil as Polarization Grows

Political renewal and ‘breaking away with old politics’ is easier to occur in city councils than in Brazil's Congress, but there are signs that younger politicians may be gaining strength. New political movements as RenovaBR, Acredito and, Agora may lead the way.

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The life-sized posters set up in front of São Paulo’s famous Modern Art Museum, MASP, made Silvia Farias cross the street.

“We are talking about democracy in our school now, so I just wanted to see what this was all about,” said the 17-year-old student.

Farias told The Rio Times she voted in October’s election, but was not certain she chose the right candidate. “There are so many issues and everyone knows politicians lie and promise everything just to get your vote. After they get elected, they forget about the . . .

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