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Politics, protest and the Olympic burden: A report from Brazil.

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The acting president, from the ex-military dictatorship, Michel Temer made a 13 word speech, and the entire time he was booed by the audience. So I think that was the biggest protest against the coup government so far, being booed like that in front of millions of telespectators on live TV.

Live from a restaurant kitchen somewhere in Petropolis, Brian Mier reports on what the Western media is missing about Brazil, Rio and the Olympic games - from the new illegal construction and commercial laws that made the games possible, to the continued nation-wide protests against the legislative coup that removed elected president Dilma Rousseff from power - and explains why, despite all the legal and economic bullshit, he was touched by the opening ceremonies.

Brian has been writing about Rio and the Olympics for Brasilwire for months now.

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Brian Mier is co-editor at Brasil Wire and Brazil correspondant for TeleSur English's news program From the South.

 

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