O Desabafo
The Outburst

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This man, who identifies himself as “Duca Democrático”, leader of the so-called Sao Paulo’s Popular Buzz Movement, uses very graphic language to describe his dissatisfaction with the current political situation in Brazil. The Lessa Blog has decided to publicize this video not only because it agrees with some of the essence (not necessarily with the tone) but also because it shows how radical and dangerous the situation is getting. Attention: very graphic language.

 

Um Testemunho Sofrido
A Painful Testimony

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This unnamed worker says he has been working since he was 14 years old. Now he is 44, having worked from Monday to Saturday starting at 4 a.m. He says he went to check his retirement status and was informed that is the current retirement/welfare plan is approved, he will have to work — hard — for another twenty years. Attention: graphic language.
(Source: the internet)

 

A Verdade Por Trás da Reforma da Previdência
The Truth Behind the Brazilian Welfare Reform

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This congressman, a representative from Ceará state (Northeastern Brazil), explains that companies and banks owe almost 500 billion reais (170 billion dollars) to the Brazilian welfare/retirement system. None of the administrations, including the current one, have ever tried to make these companies pay. Now, the Temer administration has decided that the people are going to fill this huge hole, paying the bill. That is absolutely unacceptable, and the Lessa Blog agrees with him. Welfare/Retirement reform? Yes. This welfare/retirement reform? NO!

 

Éééééééééééé… O Tony!
Heeeeeere’s… Tony!

Can you see back there? That’s where they mix your chicken with cardboard.

(For those unfamiliar with “Braziliana”, Tony Ramos is a well-established soap-opera actor who was hired to become a spokesperson for Friboi, one of the plants involved in the “Weak Flesh” Federal Police operation. His authoritative/arrogant/downright unpleasant delivery of texts in the Friboi TV commercials about the company’s meat being “sooooo safe” has earned him several memes).