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The Leonard Lopate Show

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

Thursday, June 12, 2014

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. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: Massive Protests in Brazil

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Brazil is seeing the biggest protests in 20 years, but it's hard to get a sense of what is really going on. Reports are that the "Occupy"-style unrest is about the World Cup preparations, or transit fares, or inequality, or some combination of all of these factors. Brazilians, Brazilian-Americans: What do US listeners need to know about the protests in your country? What are you hearing from your contacts in Brazil? Call 212-433-9692 or post below. Brian Winter, Thompson-Reuters Sao Paolo bureau chief, helps take your calls.

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