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Brazilian Protests by broettonavarro Brazilian Protests by broettonavarro
Ford EcoSport, this one belongs to the Minas Gerais' state police.

The 2014 FIFA World Cup is about to start, and it has proven that our government is indeed s***.
Millions of dollars were spent on gigantic buildings and idiotic arenas. It'd be ok if that money came from companies, etc.
Problem is, most of the money spent on the works for the '14 World Cup is public money.
Public money.
And while our country is suffering (for decades!) of bad public education, bad roads, bad public transportation, bad salaries for public employees, bad this and bad that.... all of a sudden, it seems there's money to spare, millions to be spent on football stadiums. Hooray.
I'm pretty sure protests and riots will take place during the World Cup games. It's just a matter of waiting until it happens.

Protest against the new (higher) bus fare, in downtwon Uberlāndia, Brazil.
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2GodBtheGlory Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
This is very sad, especially because Brazil's team lost... I was really hoping they would win because they are home and what better place to win the world cup in? I'm not a big fan of soccer ( :lol: that's what we call it), or Football (American Football even though the players throw the ball most of the time I know...) or baseball. I'm really a fan of NASCAR but sadly my favorite driver is possibly going to been accused of manslaughter. :'(
I wish that Brazil won the world cup...
I'm glad to have read this from you. I was told that Brazilians were being payed not to riot. Is/was that true?
broettonavarro Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Brazil's team lost, but some people (or should I say most of the people?) thought that our team wouldn't last long in the World Cup. And when Brazil was to face Germany, a lot of people 'round here said "yeah, that's where it ends"...

But no one was expecting such score. 7 goals, that's something hard to forget!
Anyways, me and my GF had a lot of fun watching the World Cup games. The 2014 Cup had a lot of great moments, and to be honest, I don't care if Brazil lost the championship. All I wanted to see was good matches. And that's what I got.

As for the riots, that've cooled down. I don't think they were paying for not-rioting.
Now our country is in shock. We're about to have presidential elections this october, and a popular candidate has died in a plane crash this week. Ugh. It was that sort of person that you could sense he was different than our current governors. I was going to vote for him.... anyways.

I heard about that race accident. Too bad for the driver who ran over that guy. I'm sure he didn't want to do that :/
2GodBtheGlory Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Yeah, I know my sister and I watched a lot of the games because there was so much excitement. The games were fantastic, lots of overtimes and amazing foot work. We enjoyed watching the games. :nod:

That's a shame... :'(  I hope someone else will come to the elections that you can feel confident about voting for.

Yeah, Tony had no intention on running over Kevin, Kevin was just angry and ran out on the track.... No, I disagree! 
Stuperman454 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Student
I suppose it's only going to get worse in the two years leading up to the Olympics...
broettonavarro Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
And if Brazil doesn't win the World Cup, then some serious sh.... ahem, riots will happen.
boogster11 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
In Toronto we are getting the Pan Am games in 2015,  the stadiums are costing us 1.5 billion, they have fired a  corrupt CEO and gave him 1 million $ to go away, but nobody protest up here, it's crazy.
broettonavarro Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Rio de Janeiro held the 2007 PanAm games, and the cost of some stadiums were awfuly high. To make matters worse, most of the stadiums (bycicle tracks, etc) weren't used after the 07' games.
LouisEugenioJR Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's horrible.
Lew-GTR Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Same here, Cracow wants to organize 2022 Winter Olympics...
broettonavarro Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Pfff :/
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