Some additional thoughts and views on the protests happening here in Brazil from another foreigner with a strong connection to the country.
Megan was very honest in admitting that she had previously taken little notice of politics or social issues in Brazil:
Being displaced … makes it easy to be in a bit of denial.
I, too, am an expat in São Paulo with a Brazilian spouse, albeit from the UK. Like Megan, I didn’t initially involve myself in Brazil’s latest political movement—but my reasoning was a little different from hers.
I’m someone who self-identifies as politically engaged and active. Back in the UK I was a union rep at my workplace and I’ve been involved in protest movements since my student days, the most prominent being those against the invasion of Iraq in 2003.
Additionally, as a social…
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