Brazil

8:59am

Sat June 22, 2013
Latin America

Brazil Protests Continue

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SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

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6:24am

Sat June 22, 2013
Parallels

Brazil's Indians Reclaim Land Citing Promises, Using Force

Originally published on Sat June 22, 2013 7:59 pm

Indigenous leaders from Brazil's Terena tribe attend a meeting with government officials in the capital, Brasilia, on June 6. Brazil's Indians have been demanding greater land rights and are increasingly coming into conflict with large ranchers and farmers.
Eraldo Peres AP

It was once the cattle farm of a former congressman, but now his stately house in the western Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul is a burned-out shell. Thatch huts are being built in the shade of flowering palm trees. Once the purview of one farmer's family, it now is occupied by dozens of indigenous ones.

Indian activists say this is just the beginning.

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5:14am

Fri June 21, 2013
The Two-Way

As Protests Grow, Brazilian President Calls Emergency Meeting

Originally published on Fri June 21, 2013 7:34 pm

A demonstrator is shot by a rubber bullet as anti-riot police officers charge during a protest Thursday against corruption and price hikes in Rio de Janeiro.
Christophe Simon AFP/Getty Images

By some estimates, about a million people marched in cities across Brazil on Thursday, airing a wide array of grievances. As O Globo frames it, it was a day marked by violent demonstrations, vandalism and intense clashes with military police.

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6:49am

Wed June 19, 2013
The Two-Way

In Brazil, Protests Continue As Some Cities Cut Bus Fares

Originally published on Wed June 19, 2013 9:33 am

Students block an avenue in São Paulo, Brazil, on Tuesday night, during a protest against a recent rise in public bus and subway fare.
Daniel Guimaraen AFP/Getty Images

For a second night in a row, tens of thousands of Brazilians took to the streets to protest everything from the cost of living to government corruption.

The AP reports that during Tuesday's demonstrations:

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7:00am

Tue June 18, 2013
The Two-Way

Mass Anti-Government Protests Swell In Brazil

Originally published on Tue June 18, 2013 8:39 am

Students shout slogans during a protest Monday in Brasilia.
Evaristo Sa AFP/Getty Images

What started as small protests about higher bus fares has swelled into nationwide, massive anti-government demonstrations in Brazil.

Last night, reports O Globo, more than 100,000 protesters filled the streets of Rio de Janeiro, while an additional 65,000 hit the streets of São Paulo. Nothing tells the story quite like this video of the streets of Rio posted by Lucio Amorim on Twitter:

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