Brazil's poor and middle-class are fed up

  • Article by: New York Times Editorial
  • Updated: June 22, 2013 - 6:51 AM

The huge street protests sweeping across Brazil this week caught almost everyone by surprise. But maybe they shouldn’t have.

  • 5
  • Comments

  • Results per page:
  • 1 - 5 of 5
pitythefoolsJun. 22, 13 8:05 AM

Coming soon to a US near you.

6
3
hrearden57Jun. 22, 13 9:49 AM

This is occurring in America.Things are not better for poor and lower income people under 0bama/dems. The media is a willing accomplice to this.

3
6
briechersJun. 22, 1311:21 AM

Socialism in Brazil is failing. As is often the case, it leads to authoritarianism, corruption and tyranny.

1
7
pitythefoolsJun. 22, 1312:27 PM

briechers: "Socialism in Brazil is failing. As is often the case, it leads to authoritarianism, corruption and tyranny."

That's pretty funny, considering that Brazil is Capitalist.

3
2
hermajestyJun. 23, 13 1:36 AM

pitythefools is right. Like most countries in Latin America, Brazil is suffering from the after-effects of a feudal colonial system. (The large African-descended population was kept in slavery till the 1880s; that's how feudal it was.) The gap between rich and poor has always been huge, and far from being socialist, Brazil is considered one of the rising *capitalist* countries.

2
0
  • 1 - 5 of 5

Comment on this story   |  

ADVERTISEMENT

  • about opinion

  • The Opinion section is produced by the Editorial Department to foster discussion about key issues. The Editorial Board represents the institutional voice of the Star Tribune and operates independently of the newsroom.

  • Submit a letter or commentary
Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT