World news headlines have been focused on Syria and now Turkey for so time now, but a new social unrest has taken place over the past week in South America’s largest country: Brazil.
Since June 10th, demonstrators in Sao Paulo and Rio De Janeiro have held rallies after the rise in fare for public transport. But these protests, which are being met with brutality, aren’t just about a couple of cents.
It’s about years of social, financial, and political powers beings centralized to the top few politicians in power who only seem to become more and more corrupt and hungry for control.
And now, while people starve in slums and die in poorly funded hospitals, Brazilian leaders have just spent over one billion dollars on a new soccer stadium for the World Cup.
To help support the rallies and demonstrators and spread their message, Change Brazil published this #ChangeBrazil video over the weekend to help explain the truth behind the uprisings in Brazil. Since debuting, the video has amassed over 700,000 views, and over 50,000 likes.