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2013 Might Change the World

'Economist' editorial says both democracies, dictatorships better be wary

(Newser) - Might 2013 turn out to be an epochal year in world history? The editors at the Economist wouldn't be surprised, citing ever-growing protests on multiple continents. The demonstrations have different origins—bus fares in Brazil, development in Turkey, austerity in Europe, "pretty much everything" in the "perma-protest"... More »

Brazil Explodes: 1M Protest in 100 Cities

Several cities have seen violence

(Newser) - Brazilian protests have expanded to include one million demonstrators across 100 cities, the BBC reports. Several cities have seen violence, with one death after a car plowed through a barricade. Meanwhile, 29 were injured as police fired rubber bullets in Rio de Janeiro, and 26 were hurt in Brasilia,... More »

Guess What Didn't Stop Brazil's Protests?

Sao Paolo and Rio relent on bus fare, but it's too little, too late

(Newser) - Sao Paolo and Rio de Janeiro yesterday announced that they would revoke the 20 centavo hike in bus and subway fares that nominally started waves of protest around the country. Sao Paolo's governor said the move was "important … so the city can have the tranquility needed to... More »

Tiny Protests Explode as 200K Brazilians Rage

Anti-government protesters take to streets in 8 cities

(Newser) - What began as a protest over a small hike in bus fares has mushroomed into a massive protest movement sweeping Brazil. Up to 200,000 anti-government protesters marched in at least eight cities across the country yesterday, voicing their anger at corruption, high taxes, and poor public services, Reuters reports.... More »

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