Sign post in the Horto neighborhood of Belo Horizonte.
Riot: Brazil scored 2, Uruguay scored 1, Protesters scored 0. When Brazil wins an international soccer match ain't nothing going to stop the party or make people care about political issues afterwards. Thank goodness they won though. Had they lost things might have gotten nuts.
UPDATE: the destruction and violence I didn't witness was extraordinary yesterday here in Belo Horizonte. It's surreal how I can mingle in a section of the city that is in pure euphoria because of a soccer win while a nearby section of the city is in complete turmoil and violence.
I had a cab ride today with a cabbie that went off on how absurd this soccer tournament (Confederations Cup) is and how it's so negatively impacting the average Brazilian. Fifa is a mafia and I am pleased with the population that is rising up to illustrate this even if I somehow end up sections of town where all that matters is the game. That's a peculiar conundrum.
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