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slaniasong:

PLEASE, HELP SPREAD THE WORD! THIS IS WHAT’S HAPPENING IN BRAZIL.

Protests against the increase of bus fare have been happening in various Brazilian cities for a week; in Brazil’s biggest city, São Paulo, four acts already happened and a fifth is planned for the next Monday. People have grown tired of wasting, occasionally, 40% of their low monthly salaries on bus, subway or train tickets, which are highly expensive, and unfairly so, given the precarious infrastructure and lack of quality in public transportation in most of the country’s metropolies. The alarming political corruption that’s been plaguing our country for nearly a decade is also a factor that led to the culmination of these protests.

I’ve been actively participating in these perfect examples of democratic manifestations since day one. Violent confrontation with the police happened within all acts. Protesters have been deemed by the media as the violent side at fault in most of them. When the fourth act rolled, though, the lies spread by the media crumbled like a house of cards. I, for the first time in my life, experienced what dictatorship feels like. We (over 20.000 protesters, plus journalists and innocent bystanders) were hunted, attacked, humiliated by the police, the whole time claiming for “NO VIOLENCE!” while they treated us like thugs and criminals. Over 200 protesters were arrested for no reason other than being there, exercising their democratic rights. I won’t describe every abuse against human rights I witnessed - I think the video speaks for itself.

The government is trying to suffocate these protests because of the visibility Brazil is going to receive within the next years, what with the World Cup and Olympics programmed to take place here. It’s in their interests to portray our country as a nice, fluid democracy to the rest of the world. DON’T BELIEVE IN THESE LIES. The events from yesterday (06/13/2013) shows us that they won’t refrain from attacking the population with totalitarian oppression, when our interests aren’t perfectly alligned to theirs. 

Apparently Brazil’s becoming the second Turkey.

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15.06.2013


brazilwonders:

Capoeira Tribo Unida - Itacaré, Bahia (by Tom Alves !)

brazilwonders:

Capoeira Tribo Unida - Itacaré, Bahia (by Tom Alves !)

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07.02.2013


Eu sei que palavras parecem inúteis em horas como essa, mas um dos poucos jeitos de tentar humildemente unir meus sentimentos ao sofrimento dos parentes das vítimas dessa tragédia de hoje é esse. É fácil, nessas horas, deixar o sofrimento te engolir. Mas quanto mais rejeição e negação das mortes que aconteceram houver, mais o sofrimento vai se enraizar na pessoa… Então, por mais que isso seja difícil, aceitem o que aconteceu hoje, respeitem suas próprias dores, deixem-na extravasar, e tenham total consciência que vocês NÃO ESTÃO SOZINHOS, nunca estarão, estamos todos aqui compartilhando a dor de vocês. Vocês não irão carregar esse fardo sozinhos. Eu rezo muito por uma transição fluída das almas das pessoas que morreram hoje, para que todas elas possam passar para esse outro plano em paz.

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27.01.2013


brazilwonders:

Cidade de Goiás (by Fandrade)

brazilwonders:

Cidade de Goiás (by Fandrade)

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08.01.2013



It pleases me that this is the first video that shows when I search “samba” on youtube.

MY COUNTRY’S CULTURE IS SO GREAT


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24.11.2012


Over 130 people were killed by gunfire in my city (São Paulo) in the past TWO WEEKS. I just… da fuck? Seriously, living all my life in a metropolis of an underdeveloped country got me pretty used to violence, poverty and glaring social imbalances, but this is getting really fucking extreme even for me. There’s a legit civil war happening right now between the government and drug dealers. Innocent bystanders are getting hurt in the process. I’m actually becoming afraid of walking the same streets as regular cops because they are getting target. And killed. It’s just sad.

And we’re supposed to be hosting fucking World Cup in 2014 *crieslaughs*


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09.11.2012



In a world ruled by money and flashy appearances, with next to none essence, we still have pearls like this song. That speaks of simplicity, love and nature. It’s filled with cultural meaning since it reflects the typical folk music and way of life of the poor population from the regional parts of Brazil. Few songs make me break in tears as much as this one because I wish people would go back to this more natural state, where greed and blind competition don’t play such crucial roles in our lives. Where honouring, respecting, and loving nature is actually a thing that matters.

This is one of the most well-known folk songs in Brazil. I fully support them choosing it to play a part in the opening cerimonies of the Olympics; it would be a modest and unpretentious act on the outside, but a spectacle for the soul on the inside.

the lyrics, for those who are curious:

"Now I walk slowly because I was too fast

and I bear this smile because I cried too much

Today I feel stronger, happier, who knows

and I am only certain that I know too little, that

I know next to nothing.

Understanding the tricks and the mornings,

knowing the taste of the pastes and the apples,

it takes love to be able to beat,

it takes peace to be able to smile,

it takes rain to be able to bloom…

I believe that fulfilling life is simply 

walking along the march, and keep carrying on

just like an old cowboy leading the herd,

and I’m taking what the days give me, as this long road goes on

I am the road.

Everybody loves, everybody cries

One day we arrive, and on the other we leave.

Each one of us writes our own personal story

and each human being carries the gift of being capable,

of being happy.

To understand the tricks and the mornings,

to know the taste of the pastes and the apples,

it takes love to be able to beat,

it takes peace to be able to smile,

it takes rain to be able to bloom…”


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25.08.2012


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13.08.2012



Brazil Men’s Volleyball - Silver Medalists


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13.08.2012


And obviously they were going to sing something from Chico Science. Because there’s nothing more Brazilian than Chico Science.


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12.08.2012


Brazil’s national anthem and samba at the olympics final.

I’m grinning like an idiot :D

LET’S DO IT 2016!!

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12.08.2012



O que tinha de fazer pela seleção já fiz. Foram 12 anos de dor, briga, dedicação. Saio feliz. Espero que quem pegar essa camisa cuide dela. Mas se tiver que voltar e ir para guerra, volto. É inexplicável. Tivemos o match point e não conseguimos fechar. Essa garotada que fica tem que vestir essa camisa com carinho. Foram 12 anos dedicados ao vôlei, longe de tudo, longe da família. É difícil, mas saio daqui feliz também.

- Serginho.

I’m gonna miss him the most tbh.

Thank you for everything, dear <3

(Source: giba-7)


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12.08.2012



those sad faces man, my heart is completely broken…

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12.08.2012


http://esportes.terra.com.br/jogos-olimpicos/londres-2012/ao-vivo/1917/

Bernardinho is crying in this interview right now.

Dude, you gave like 5 volleyball olympics medals to Brazil in a span of 10 years. You’re a legend for us. You make mistakes, like any humans do, don’t be too hard on yourself. We love you :)


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12.08.2012


Brazil Wonders: Eu curto ler comentários em sites de notícias, eu nem sabia que o...

brazilwonders:

Eu curto ler comentários em sites de notícias, eu nem sabia que o Brasil tinha perdido no vôlei, acordei com essa triste notícia. Então fui ler a repercussão, não sei pra que, estou alterada pqp. A metade dos comentários foram feitos por um povinho extremamente babaca, como por exemplo esse:

QUEM FOI O FILHO DA PUTA QUE ESCREVEU ISSO? SERÁ QUE EU E ELE ASSISTIMOS O MESMO TIME, QUE COLECIONOU DEZENAS DE TÍTULOS NESSES ÚLTIMOS 10 ANOS?

DEVE TER ASSISTIDO UM JOGO DE VOLEI DO BRASIL E ACHADO QUE JÁ ENTENDE DE TUDO. VONTADE DE MATAR, MANO.

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12.08.2012



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