Latin America

3:06am

Mon June 24, 2013
Latin America

Protests Allow Brazilians To Feel Part Of Global Movement

Originally published on Mon June 24, 2013 9:54 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Technology really does seem to make the world smaller, and this morning, we'll hear this morning how that applies to protest movements. Turkey saw a fresh wave of anti-government demonstrations over the weekend.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

And in Brazil, the president is holding an emergency meeting today on how to respond to protests sweeping that country. An estimated quarter of a million Brazilians were on the streets yesterday, with a wide range of grievances.

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9:27am

Sat June 22, 2013
The Two-Way

Brazil's President Offers Carrot And Stick To Protesters

Originally published on Sat June 22, 2013 12:16 pm

Students from the eastern city of Sao Paulo protest on Friday.
AFP AFP/Getty Images

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff has pledged a nationwide overhaul of public transportation, improved funding for schools and a crackdown on corruption in response to sometimes violent anti-government protests that have roiled the country for the past week.

In a 10-minute address broadcast on Friday, Rousseff broke her silence on the protests, saying she would spend more money on public transportation and divert some of the country's oil revenues to pay for education, The Associated Press reported. She also addressed widespread anger over government corruption.

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8:59am

Sat June 22, 2013
Latin America

Brazil Protests Continue

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SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

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6:24am

Sat June 22, 2013
Parallels

Brazil's Indians Reclaim Land Citing Promises, Using Force

Originally published on Sat June 22, 2013 7:59 pm

Indigenous leaders from Brazil's Terena tribe attend a meeting with government officials in the capital, Brasilia, on June 6. Brazil's Indians have been demanding greater land rights and are increasingly coming into conflict with large ranchers and farmers.
Eraldo Peres AP

It was once the cattle farm of a former congressman, but now his stately house in the western Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul is a burned-out shell. Thatch huts are being built in the shade of flowering palm trees. Once the purview of one farmer's family, it now is occupied by dozens of indigenous ones.

Indian activists say this is just the beginning.

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5:14am

Fri June 21, 2013
The Two-Way

As Protests Grow, Brazilian President Calls Emergency Meeting

Originally published on Fri June 21, 2013 7:34 pm

A demonstrator is shot by a rubber bullet as anti-riot police officers charge during a protest Thursday against corruption and price hikes in Rio de Janeiro.
Christophe Simon AFP/Getty Images

By some estimates, about a million people marched in cities across Brazil on Thursday, airing a wide array of grievances. As O Globo frames it, it was a day marked by violent demonstrations, vandalism and intense clashes with military police.

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