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Brazil: Protests of Discontent
Have poor public services, high prices and corruption pushed the Brazilian public over the edge?
Inside Story Americas with Shihab Rattansi discusses with guests: Christopher Gaffney, an academic and an investigative journalist, he is also the author of the book Temples of the Earthbound Gods; Joao Castro Neves, a Latin America analyst with the Eurasia group; and Dave Zirin, the author of the book Game Over: How Politics Has Turned the Sports World Upside Down. He is also the sports correspondent for The Nation magazine.
"There is a deeper story going on here, although it started with one single movement of students, at the end of the day this is a story, that not only in Brazil, but leaders of other Latin American nations are also facing - basically the rise of the middle class that needs to be qualified but also a middle class that demands more from political leaders ... it's a quality of life agenda."
- Joao Castro Neves, a Latin America analyst