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The Brazilian government had been preparing for a long time for these sports events as well as for the protests that could arise. As we have reported before, the Brazilian regime increased its purchase of weapons from Israeli military manufacturers to a point that turned it into one of the largest purchasers of military equipment in recent years. The government of the state of Rio Grande do Sul is working with Israeli military contractors to establish a military hub in Rio Grande do Sul, where weapons such as drones will be produced.
As Monday's protests gathered strength, demonstrators in the capital, Brasilia, breached the high security area of the national congress building, climbing onto the roof of the Oscar Niemeyer-designed structure. In Sao Paulo, some 65,000 people brought the country's largest city to a standstill, as police stood by and watched.
Originally posted by Taunos
reply to post by Lady_Tuatha
Great to see that it got the attention of the international media.
I gotta say, Rio was kinda messed up today. I took 2:30 hours to get home from work. But I really don't care, as long as something change and people wake up. The politics ruling the country now are destroying everything that made Brazil a strong economy.
Did you guys know that in Brazil a prisoner earns more money than a Master degree candidate (it is called convict support)? Or that every family that does not earn the minimum wage, gets a money support for every child they have? - You must be thinking: "well that is nice", but it isn't. Those (and many other social benefits) are only made to get votes, there is no incentive to teach these people a job so they can support themselves, they actually live from that free money. People, make new babies no-stop to get more money...do you see where this is going?
There is a whole lot more, I could spend hours posting about the endless social benefits you get here. And how most of the beneficiaries are exploiting the system...The hole is soooo deep...