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In Focus: Protests Spread Across Brazil

Starting late last week, with several small protests denouncing a hike in public transport fares, demonstrations flared up yesterday, encompassing larger public anger at poor public services, police violence and government corruption. More than 200,000 took to the streets of Brazil’s biggest cities yesterday, voicing frustration with the billions of dollars set aside for upcoming sports events like the World Cup and the 2014 Olympics, despite crushing levels of poverty in some places, and underfunded public education, health, security and transportation. Though the majority of the protests were peaceful, a few violent demonstrations were broken up by police in Rio de Janeiro.

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My wife is beautiful and 38 years old. I want her to see me coming out of the bathroom and go, ‘Oh! How wonderful!’ [Downey laughs]. But of course I take care of my health as well — I do yoga, Chinese martial arts, meditation.

Robert Downey Jr., on his motivation to stay fit.

notwithoutmycoffee:

Arriving in Rio January 9

The general elections in Brazil was held yesterday and they may be on course to elect their first female president in Dilma Rousseff, should she win the run-off on October 31st.
I’m not familiar with Brazilian politics at all but good luck in the run-off.

The general elections in Brazil was held yesterday and they may be on course to elect their first female president in Dilma Rousseff, should she win the run-off on October 31st.

I’m not familiar with Brazilian politics at all but good luck in the run-off.

God, this match …

Red card for Melo, who was responsible for the Netherland’s first goal.  So now Brazil is down 1 and only have 10 men on the field.