The rallies in Brazil have grown in intensity since they first exploded in early June, as the people took to the streets to protest against the rise in transport fares which then spiralled into a mass movement against political corruption and poor public services. As this topic has dominated the media coverage, The Argentina Independent spoke to a cross section of the Argentine public to gather their opinion.
I must say from the start, I disagree with the violence of the protests, how some people have taken to the streets with aggression, but the cause is a just one. There needs to be better healthcare, but I do not know if this is the right way to achieve it.
It is a good thing that the rallies are happening, that the people are protesting for the right to basic necessities. I think it is something that needs to happen in order to achieve a better education and health care in Brazil.
The President is a bit absurd and has been very aggressive. There is not equality amongst the Brazilian people and they have arrived at an economic state that could be disastrous. When it comes to the economy, the government knows nothing.
There have always been classes in society, and people always want to be a part of change in society, but I think that now in Brazil the force of the small rich is equal to the force of the mass public in the economy and it is the reason that they have gained so much attention, and this is happening not only in Brazil but in many other countries too.