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Opinion, by Robbie Blakeley

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The protests staged across Brazil over the last ten days, beamed throughout the world and scrawled over social media sites, have been some of the darkest days in the country's recent history. The twenty centavo bus fare increase - since forgotten in the wake of such violent demonstrations - was the last straw for a people tired of escalating costs in exchange for mediocre services.

But the protests came to embody more than simply the spiralling . . .

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