Just by “Googling” these 3 words: Brazilian-political-corruption. 65 million results come up. Just to name top three:

Corruption in Brazil: A healthier menu | The Economist Brazil’s mensalão trial, PT, Dilma’s party and Lula’s himself been accused in national corruption trail.
Political corruption in Brazil: A blow against impunity | The Economist  José Dirceu, ex-chief of staff to ex-president Lula da Silva, was sentenced to almost 11 years’s. PT again.
Brazil’s zombie politicians: Unstoppable? | The Economist “BRAZILIANS! You’ve just been taken for fools!” corrupted politician Renan Calheiros, elected as president of Brazil’s Senate on February 1st.


For the last few years, many movements occurred to stop corruption and politicians influence in Brazilian life. #AcordaBrasil on Twitter and Facebook (and another Facebook page) and recently there is a new Video #ChangeBrazil with 686,838 views in just 3 days since it’s published in 14 June, further, it has been mentioned by Forbes Brazilian Spring? Probably Not.

Brazil-São Paulo city in particular, recorded as the most expensive city in Latin America and 12th globally; according to the latest findings of the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Worldwide Cost of Living Survey. Brazilian classic middle class (not the new one who promoted by PT during Lula’s presidency by bolsa familia program) is fed up with the 8+4 years of PT rule.

Since 1st of June, and during the last week, there are a daily protest against rising public transport fee from R$3 to R$ 3,20 (1,60US$) per trip. The leader of the demonstrations, Movemento Passe Livre is accusing the state government of Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Minas Gerais to steal people money (3,20 é Roubo) among the high inflation rate of almost 6% annually. It’s far behind the transport issue, it’s a revolution against the corruption.

The video says all what Brazilian want to change. I support, I Share it.


About Rami Alhames

I'm a Syrian Brazilian, Freelance Translator and Social media contributor @GlobalVoices @GVinArabic, Meedan, in Portuguese, Arabic and English.
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