Brazil Acorda


This is a guest post from a good friend of mine.

Right now Brazilian people have reached a point where they can't stand the lack of social investment and massive pacific protests are happening everywhere in the country demanding better health, education, transport and infrastructure. Brazil is a rich country where politicians can get away with corruption by abusing the system.

A congressman makes millions a year paid by the government, but the minimum wage is just around $350/month.

When a politician is caught stealing, they hire dozens of lawyers and their politician friends start changing the laws to favour him. Nobody ever goes to jail and they even manage to get re-elected. Each senator costs the country $14,576,628 per year (USD), each deputy: $2,924,625 per year.

I set up Brazil Acorda to gather opinions, criticisms and denunciations about the rulers, showing what some the media does not show. This website operates outside of the usual social networks (Facebook, Twitter, etc) which should make it harder to censor.