Uneven riches and poor infrastructure bring millions in the street
Brazilian mass protests against a bus fare increase revealed the discontent of a population that experience the country’s spectacular ascension from afar. The new middle class amounting to 40 million people that benefited from the new status of the country as one of the most dynamic Brics feels trapped in over congested cities and impeded by bad infrastructure and state institutions inadequate to the present needs of a country that ambitions to hold football World Cup and Olympic games in the coming years.
Politicians are overwhelmed by the spontaneous dynamic of society now organized and expressed through social media. Even if this way of mobilization can be associated with risks it is certain that in one or the other way it gains its path to power, legislation and reform.