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Thousands march in Brazilian cities to protest about public transport costs and the expense of the World Cup. Video Words in the News: 19 June 2013

and also:

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/brazil/130619/brazil-protests-sao-paulo-and-rio-lower-public-transit-fare

 

"Brazil's protests are about far more than a bus fare. Which is why it should come as no surprise that authorities' decision to reverse planned price hikes in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janiero hasn't cleared protesters from the streets.

Some came out in celebration; others decried the police violence, corruption, poor public services and government misspending that has prompted hundreds of thousands of people to join Brazil's biggest mass movement in years. They're just some of the red flags signalling that next year's World Cup, the biggest event on the soccer calendar, might not go smoothly. Here are five signs Brazil isn't ready to play host. "

 

Also check Sean's Banville excellent lesson with multiple interactive activities at "breaking News English":

http://www.breakingnewsenglish.com/1306/130621-brazil_protests.html

 

His "mini lesson:

http://www.breakingnewsenglish.com/1306/130621-brazil_protests-m.html

 

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/brazil/130618/5-signs-brazil-not-ready-the-world-cup