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A demonstrator holds up a Brazilian flag in front of a group of protestors gathered in the main plaza of Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday, June 18, 2013.
Politicians warned of being 'on wrong side of history' as anger swells about state of nation and World Cup extravagance Brazilians gather at the city hall in SA o Paulo as part of widespread protests about high costs, poor services and spending on the World Cup.
Demonstrators attempt to take the Tiradentes Palace -- Rio de Janeiro's Legislative Assembly building-- during a protest in Rio de Janeiro, on June 17, 2013.
Some of the biggest demonstrations since the end of Brazil's 1964-85 dictatorship broke out across this continent-sized country, with more expected Tuesday, protests uniting multitudes frustrated by poor transportation, health services, education and security despite a heavy tax burden.
I worked on Father's Day, but if I had my choice, I couldn't think of a better way to spend it than by fishing with my kids.
Brazil, the world's second-largest producer of iron ore, unveiled a long-awaited bill to reform the country's 46-year-old mining code on Tuesday, proposing royalties of up to 4 percent, double the current rate.
A demonstrator holds a Brazilian flag in front of a burning barricade during a protest in Rio de Janeiro in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday If there are burning barricades, crowds amassing across cities hundreds of thousands-strong, fights with riot police that leave protesters hospitalized, eyes streaming with tear gas, I can promise you one thing: ... (more)
"The people have awakened," was clearly the message as roughly 240,000 Brazilians railed 'against the system' in nearly a dozen largely-peaceful demonstrations in cities across the country Monday night.
On Saturday, thousands of Brazilian fans at the Estadio Nacional Mane Garrincha booed and heckled FIFA president Sepp Blatter and Brazilian president Dilma Roussef during the opening ceremony of the Confederations Cup.
Hundreds of thousands of Brazilians have poured into the streets of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo to protest against transit-system fare hikes ... of nine cents.
Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets in Brazil's biggest cities throughout Monday evening, punctuating a week's worth of protests that started with students in Sao Paulo pushing back against a bus-fare hike.
Two world-class clubs who got off to very different starts at the 2013 Confederations Cup will square off Wednesday in a heated affair as Brazil takes on Mexico, and the match will come down to one-on-one showdowns.
For the demonstrators who have transformed streets in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and beyond into protest battlegrounds, it isn't so much that bus fares went up from 3.00 to 3.20 reais .
T he views expressed are the author's own. For Brazilians and Brazil -watchers alike, the protests this week [and last] have either inspired alarm or inspired hope.
Protesters massed in at least seven Brazilian cities Monday for another round of demonstrations voicing disgruntlement about life in the country, raising questions about security during big events like the current Confederations Cup and a papal visit next month.
The waves of protests against a bus fare increase in SA o Paulo is moving beyond the city limits and becoming a national movement.
This marks the latest crescendo in weeks of escalating protests, touched off by a March spike in Porto Alegre bus fares that sent protesters into the streets .