I recently made the acquaintance of Brazilian journalist Mauricio Savarese, coming across him on Twitter and later finding out that he's actually a friend of a colleague. He writes a great blog called A Brazilian Operating in This Area, analyzing Brazilian current events and politics from a Brazilian perspective in English. He's also been covering the protests. Currently, Mauricio is doing a Masters in London, but is soon returning to Brazil. I recommend following his blog for great and frank perspectives, and also recommend following his upcoming work as he returns to Brazil.
Mauricio kindly asked me to write a guest post, which came at a great time since I'd been mulling over some of these issues and decided to try to condense them into some sort of coherent text.
Here's a short excerpt, and read the full post here.
A foreign correspondent in Brazil recently told me that Brazil is no longer boring. The protests, he said, were the first interesting thing to happen in the last few years.
In some ways, I agree. Even though Brazil has been in the spotlight and has gained more and more space in the international media, a lot of the discussion is the same—even after the protests.