That was a stressful week in Brazil. So much going on that I thought it was worthy it to list everything down in order to keep things on track for future records.
Rio de Janeiro is a chaos (well the entire country is but that was serious!). Drug dealers and top militaries are on declared war on the streets. Lots of people dead, injured, tanks and bullets everywhere. And while all discussions and questionings about the Olympics and the World Cup in our ground inflates, Pelé plays along with Ricardo Teixeira for Fifa presidency.
Our President Lula refrains to vote for resolutions in Iran that would prevent women from being violated, meanwhile the new president-elect, Dilma Rousseff , chooses her Ministers and confirms she will be changing the central bank governor Henrique Meirelles, the main responsible for the Brazilian economy boost and who is now probably taking over the Brazilian Embassy in Washington, DC. Autonomy is in discussion as the freedom of speech, still...
The finals for the biggest Brazilian soccer championship inflames rivalry (giving in or not giving in, what a doubt!) and inside the same stadium, Paul McCartney plays for more than 170.000 fans. Airport staff strikes (again!) just for a change and who is it to blame for? An inefficient agency (Anac) or an incompetent state administration (Infraero) @MiriamLeitaoCom, what is worse?
But still, we are Brazilians and we do want all this to work! We want it so badly... at least I do. I miss so many things down-there, but answer me this: where? how? when? Tell me there IS hope. And while the pastor Rogério Menezes preaches before drug dealers, who is gonna be the one to save us from ourselves?