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Polandball Cartoon ~ Brazil's Bus Tickets by Undevicesimus Polandball Cartoon ~ Brazil's Bus Tickets by Undevicesimus
Seven years have passed since Brazil claimed the privilege to host the FIFA World Cup 2014, which the government apparently promised would be one great tribute to the emergence of Brazil as a modernised, well-developed economic giant. Or at least, such was the official propaganda. The FIFA World Cup 2014 is right here, and what is the state of affairs in Brazil? More than 11,000,000,000 USD went into hosting an event which will place Brazil in the world spotlights for about a month. But behind this skin-deep facade, Brazil is a country where economic and social inequality rise sky-high amidst a nearly omnipresent political corruption. This is a country struggling to provide its people with basic security, education, healthcare and public transportation. The masses stage protests and riots because they can barely afford something as simple as a bus ticket. Considering these are only the things that reach the Western media, the situation on the ground is probably much worse...

For the sake of the people of Brazil, I sincerely hope their national team does well at the World Cup, so that the burdens imposed on them by the Brazilian government and the corrupt FIFA are at least partly and temporarily lightened. When the World Cup is over, however, I fear Brazil will only have become a better place in the fantasy of the foreigners who no doubt will be confirmed in the typical Western image of Brazil as a country of football, carnival, beaches and curvy women. For most Brazilians, it could very well be a rude awakening.

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rafper92 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
As a Brazilian,I must tell you : even if we had won,the shit would just remain.We'll have elections in october,and only the flies that feed from this shit will change...
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Undevicesimus Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014   Artist
Sorry to hear that, really :/
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FESMiro1 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Did you know that almost 30% of The population of Brazil couldn't see the game?
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Leoninia Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
How does this happen? More than 96% of Brazilian homes have TV.
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FESMiro1 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Power being cut off, powerplants saving more electricity for the football arenas and all other crazy stuff!
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Leoninia Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
Conspiration theory...

If this number is really true, the most probable reason is the combination of more than 80% of Brazilian domestic energy coming from hydropower, and the rains were well below the standard.
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FESMiro1 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Well, can you say Finnish media tells conspiracy theories?
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Leoninia Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
I can't say because I haven't read the report, but just an idiot would do power cut-offs four months before general elections, less likely in a big event like World Cup.
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FESMiro1 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Well, I don't trust my nations media that much anyway :/
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Undevicesimus Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014   Artist
No, but it doesn't surprise me :/
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