Amid the FIFA Confederations Cup, Brazil’s love for soccer is being outpaced by the demand for social progress and political reform as nationwide protests enter into their fourth week. Confronted by the rising cost of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, almost two million Brazilians have taken to the streets of major cities from São Paulo to Brasília to Belém in order to protest the government’s affection for an exorbitantly expensive soccer tournament and its apparent dismissal of high systematic inequality.

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