This video is an impassioned plea for help from the people of Brazil. According to the video, the government is taking corruption to new heights and further increasing the already extreme gap between the rich and poor. It also states that the government is disregarding the poor in its preparations for the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympic Games by evicting them from their homes, increasing the costs for basic services like buses and other forms of public transportation, and not properly compensating them.
Why this is important: “In 2014, Brazil will host the World Cup; in 2016, the Olympics, the two most prestigious and renown athletic events in the world. Brazil cannot afford to have it’s reputation smeared now. If there is a worldwide out-lash against the things that are happening here, the people in control will be forced to do something about it. Under the threat of a besmirched reputation and international pressure, Brazil will be forced to change.”
What you can do: Spread this video. Spread this message. Get the word out there about why the protests and riots are happening. Help the people of Brazil get control of their country back. Force the government of Brazil to focus on the people’s best interests instead of their own.
Please use #changeBrazil.
(Side Note: I’m not Brazilian. I’m American. I saw the video and researched the claims made in it. I’m trying to do my bit help. Please join me.)