The recent protests in Turkey and Brazil have caught the international community's attention.
At Global Solutions, we've covered the Turkish protests (you can read more about them here and here). As in Turkey, the protests in Brazil quickly escalated after a peaceful demonstration. Protestors first took to the streets after bus and subway fares went up by ten cents. The protests swiftly turned to other issues, such as taxes, public services, and government spending on the upcoming 2014 World Cup and 2016 summer Olympics. Eduardo Paes, mayor of Rio de Janeiro, has publicly stated, "Brazil has lost a great opportunity with the World Cup. FIFA asked for stadiums and Brazil has only delivered stadiums. We should have used the opportunity to deliver good services too."
While centered on different issues, the Turkish and Brazilian protests are linked by their excellent use of social media.