world cup protests, brazil
In the year since historic protests during the 2013 Confederations Cup brought millions of Brazilians into the streets, the prospect of an even bigger mega-event on the horizon – this one with a $13 billion price tag – stirred up a similar variety of social unrest. In the six months leading up to the World Cup, the streets filled with demonstrations and protestors questioning the benefits of the event and the excessive public expense that ran in contrast to extreme and long-standing social inequalities visible across the country. Reporting on the World Cup in Brazil turned out to be a crash course in the complexity of the Brazilian reality; the country was looking forward, anticipating its debut on the international stage while attempting to reconcile long-standing social injustices and political ghosts. A full list of publications can be found here.