What's Behind the Protests in Brazil Ahead of the World Cup

Thursday, June 12, 2014

About 25,000 members of the 'Homeless Workers Movement' held large demonstrations to claim their right to housing on May 22, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Victor Moriyama / Stringer/Getty)

The World Cup gets underway today, but protests have continued across Brazil this week.  Vincent Bevins, a special correspondent for the Los Angeles Times, explains why Brazilians are so dissatisfied and what the protests mean for the country’s presidential election and the 2016 Olympics. 


Vincent Bevins

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