The Protest Movement in Brazil


RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Although the government is rolling back the bus fare increases it seems to have little effect on the protests sweeping the country. My perspective, along with many others, is that all this is a reflection of the lower and middle classes' frustration with the very unequal wealth distribution in the county.

It is true Brazil has seen impressive improvements in lifting the poorest citizens out of extreme poverty, and into the so-called middle class . . .

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