posted on Jun, 17 2013 @ 08:04 PM
Yes, these are indeed scary times.
The Brazilian government always try to show how well our economy is, but that could not be farther from the truth. The inflation rates are out of
control, prices are rising everyday and everyone is nervous about the future. These sport events are nothing but a feeble attempt to impress the
world, to show how well the country is doing.
But all that show has a cost, overpriced stadiums and public works, not to mention corruption embezzling funds all over. All states are in huge debt,
with no investments in education, public security, health or anything related to citizen welfare. I'll give you an example of how all this sport
events are made mostly for tourists: The ticket to watch a Brazil match, during the group stage, costs over 1000 bucks for us...
Here in Rio, every single day, on the news all we see is how the crime rate increased, number of robberies followed by a murderer skyrocketed, that
you should avoid going to place x or y. Really, it is really scary to walk around here (and I gotta say, if you are a tourist be ready to have a
target on your back). And this is not limited to Rio...