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I was born, raised and educated in a country that I’ve always loved but that never exceeded my expectations. That’s because every single one of us Brazilians knows how valuable our land is – talking about ALL aspects !This is the first time after a long period, people are finally going to the streets to claim their needs and to fight against what our country is facing… It all begun with a 0,20 cents of Reais ( around 0,08 of us dollars) increase on public transportation fares. For one single ride on buses, the paulistano ( citizens of São Paulo) paid R$ 3,00 Reais already.

People say, and I agree : Brazilians are not fighting only because of 0,20 cents, but for a greater cause! We’ve been dealing with bad governor’s administration for so long that I cannot remember when people were really satisfied.

I feel strongly about this, and I can’t wait to see by beloved country finally turning into something I’ll be even prouder of. Brasil is destined to be BIG: Change Brazil!

So for those not knowing what’s going on, protests dimensions are increasing everyday and tomorrow will be the 6° act happening in the whole country and more…! It all started and got bigger helped by the social medias – so people started going to the streets leaving their homes, jobs and computers behind. The streets are the stage now.

Supporting Brazilian protestants coming from all over the globe are adding forces to the revolution by getting together to protest, so of course I was one of them when it reached New York city!

Watch the video #CHANGE BRASIL and see the pictures to have an idea of what we are all asking for:

Protect your nation, care about leaving next generations a better and united COUNTRY.

XO Carol

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4 Responses to Change Brazil

  1. christophe June 19, 2013 at 3:39 am #

    Hello Carol,

    The French media have also talked about the events in Brazil.

    I obviously understand the anger of the Brazilian people and your! Brazil is a beautiful and great country that makes dream a lot of people, but it’s also and above all, an emerging country (economically)!

    Organize the Olympic Games and the World football Cup is obviously too heavy financially for a country which has so much to do for his people, and ask the Brazilian people to finance all this, is obviously unbearable. (Wow, 22 billion !!).
    The question is, why is it that the political authorities have agreed to hold this two major sporting events while costs of investments were predictable (I don’t understand) !!?

    The whole world will watch Brazil in the coming years, hopefully the economic incomes will be the height of investments !!

    Thank you for your article Carol, it’s been really a pleasure to hear from you (and above all, stay proud of your country).

    • Carol Fontaneti August 5, 2013 at 9:24 pm #

      Hey Christophe!

      We all Brazilians were very happy to host the World cup and we know it coasts a lot of money to build all structure we needed… the problem is, our country need to invest a lot on education, public transport among other basic things. We are so disappointed with the government and the bad administration of the public money … i just so hope everything will change soon, as you said : we are an emerging country – and there is a lot of opportunities over here, so lets stay positive! I hope you could come to the Worldcup and have a really good time!
      Carol

  2. Aaron J. June 19, 2013 at 2:12 pm #

    It was interesting Carol. Take care down there, keep us updated.

    • Carol Fontaneti August 5, 2013 at 9:26 pm #

      Hello Aaron,

      Protests took over many big ( and small too) cities in the country and we could acomplished some demands to the government ! but stil so many things to be solved and to fight for!! so i just hope brazilian people dont give up on fighting for our rights as we finally get to the streets!
      Carol

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