Brazil Protests

Will Brazil’s PT Government Choose the Movement or the Elites?

July 17, 2013

The PT government has tried to please the financial elites and gradually reduce poverty, but with public services in crisis, right-wing parties are attempting to use the public’s discontent to their advantage

Brazil’s Major Unions Join Movement for First Time, Strike in 150 Cities

July 12, 2013

Brazilian workers strike across the country in “Day of Social Struggle’ demanding specific reforms.

In Response to Protests, Brazil’s Congress Votes to Invest 100% of Oil Revenue into Education and Healthcare

July 1, 2013

President Dilma Rousseff conceded many of the demonstrators’ demands, and called for a national compromise to improve public services, by investing 100% of Brazil Oil revenues in education and health care.

Brazil’s Nationwide Protest Movement Enters Third Week

June 24, 2013

Waves of protests continue in Brazil as demonstrators demand government take decisive action to address their demands

Salvador Protests Attempt to Disrupt FIFA Game in Brazil

June 24, 2013

Salvador’s ‘Sleeping Giant’ awakens as city erupts in violence during FIFA confederation cup

A million people across Brazil say “it’s not about 20 cents”

June 21, 2013

More than a million people demonstrate in a hundred cities across Brazil, and raise new demands.

Largest demonstration in Salvador’s history marred by police violence

June 21, 2013

Nefertiti Altan contributed to this report

Brazilian Authorities Rescind Bus Fare Hike Yet Massive Protests Continue

June 20, 2013

Brazil protest that began over increasing cost of public transportation continues to draw tens of thousands to the streets

Hundreds of Thousands of Brazilians Protest Country’s Harsh Inequities

June 18, 2013

Protest against bus fare increase sparked nationwide protest movement demanding systemic change