By Mustafa Sharif

Protests in São Paulo (Reuters)

Protests in São Paulo (Reuters)

Brazil’s protests give us a real-time, evolving look into the world of football and politics in 2013. There’s much more than a simple cause and effect relationship here, rather many causes leading to one effect. Protesters are trying to seize the moment sans forma and without fear. However broad the causes may be, Brazil’s protests ask a general question for anyone looking into the Brazilian world from afar; Which should be the national priority, football or the economy?

Initially, you can note that Brazil has the most successful national football team in the world. Brazil has the sixth largest economy in the world. They’ve got miles of beaches, the Amazon rainforest and cultural representation around the world that describes their people.

These are the initial observations of anyone on the outside wanting to know more about the current state of Brazil. But as these things go, if there is a problem, the ones on the inside will have to decide for themselves what is best for their country and people. FIFA has no right to come into Brazil and dictate how these events happen. They are not a national government. The Brazilian …continua sul blog

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