The Economist – Cheering for Argentina, Protest in Brazil

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As always, in King’s English, The Economist newspaper simplifies and exaggerates. My question, writing from Rio Grande do Sul — Is RJ (Rio de Janeiro state) affected differently than other Brazilian states like SC (Santa Catarina) and RS (Rio Grande do Sul) by World Cup because it also has the Olympics?

Protest in Brazil

Cheering for Argentina

The protest movement that shook Brazil last year has not died. But it is unlikely to disrupt the World Cup

WITH a university degree and a flat in a smart neighbourhood of São Paulo, Ernesto Filho, a 33-year-old choreographer and dancer, is not your average Brazilian. He is, however, typical of the 1m people who took to the streets 12 months ago, in the greatest social unrest Brazil has seen in two decades.

The protests began on June 6th last year, with a small rally against a rise in São Paulo bus…

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