Protests against the rise in the cost of public transport in São Paulo, escalated to violent actions in six major Brazilian cities and dozens of small ones, where, in addition to the expensive transportation, is claimed the lack of investment in social work; and it rejected the high costs of the organization of the Confederations Cup and the World Cup, next year.
These are some of the many challenges that President Dilma Rousseff will face in 2014, when The soccer World cup takes place world and also the elections in which she will seek re-election.
The world saw images of strong police repression against demonstrators in Sao Paulo, while in Brasilia the ‘Sin techo’ movement and Popular Commitee of The World Cup carried out Friday an incendiary barricade in front of the national Mane Garrincha Stadium.
The protesters shouted: “World for whom?” and called for transparency in the use of public funds for sport events.
The protests left severe damage in cities and became an alarm which leads to doubt if Brazil can guarantee security in their cities, traditionally threatened by crime, criminality and now by social protests. Rousseff has not ruled on the matter, but faces further criticism from FIFA for arrears and the upcoming elections, she is fighting against The increasing inflation and a persistent retraction of the economy, which earned her the first major popularity fall.