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Brazilians Demand Social Justice

by Stephen Lendman,

Justifiable public anger holds back only so long. On June 11, protests began. On June 17, they erupted across Brazil. Hundreds of thousands turned out. Estimates ranged up to 1.5 million.

At issue is scandalous misspending on sports. It’s at a time of stalling economic growth, layoffs, rising inflation, and few opportunities for youths.

Public need are sacrificed. Billions go for construction. It’s spent for the 2014 International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics.

On June 21, FIFA secretary general Jerome Falcke said:

“The Confederations Cup is taking place in Brazil and the World Cup must be held in Brazil. There is no plan B.”

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