By Ben Tavener, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – It was not so long ago that Brazilians would have thought twice about protesting, after two decades of suppression by the ruling military regime. Now, 26 years of democracy has given birth to a more vocal, tech-savvy generation of Brazilians capable of gathering impressive numbers of likeminded people using social media such as Facebook and Twitter.

Where people in other parts of the world have been busy “Occupying Wall Street” and ousting Arab World dictators, one topic dominates in Brazil: corruption.

On September 7th, Brazil’s Independence Day, more than . . .

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