Saturday, June 22, 2013

Brazilian Protests

     Brazil's President Rousseff has come out of hiding. She spoke to the country for the first time since the protests began. She said that peaceful protests would be allowed but violent protests would not be tolerated. She vows to make improvements to public services but it would not happen overnight.
     She stated changes would be made in the educational system, health services, and transportation. If you remember the protests started when the government said it would raise mass transit fares. She wants to meet with leaders of the peaceful protests to see if they can iron out their differences.
     Brazil has long been remembered for having many slums in its major cities thus leading a big separation between the have and the have nots. With the upcoming World Cup next year and the Olympics coming in three years, I hope they can put all this behind them.