21 Jun 2013
Many of the millions of Brazilians who were lifted out of poverty in the last decade are included in the formal economy - that's very much to the credit of Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff and her predecessor Lula - but the basic structures of the way life works in Brazil still have not changed. That's what the current wave of protests in Brazil are all about, argues Julia Michaels, founder and editor of Rioreal blog. Even though President Rousseff comes from the left, her government is sewn on top of a political, social and economic structure that, in some very basic ways, has not changed. The two-tiered society still exists.
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