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    Today on the net: online reports on the wave of protests across Brazil; Hillary Clinton’s Twitter debut fuels speculation about her political future; and Google launches Internet beaming balloons aimed at bridging the digital divide.

    Wave of protests across Brazil


    As we can see from this amateur video footage, hundreds of Brazilians gathered in front of Rio de Janeiro’s Maracana football stadium on Sunday ahead of a Confederations Cup match. Some of Brazil’s principal cities have been rocked by protests in recent days, with demonstrators angry over high living costs and denouncing the vast sums of money being spent on hosting next year’s Football World Cup.


    The protests were sparked by recent fare hikes for bus and subway tickets, and were launched by the “Free Fare movement” a group that campaigns for free public transport and used Facebook to urge the people of Brazil to protest against the measures; hundreds of thousands of web users responded to their rallying cry.


    As we can see in this footage filmed in Sao Paulo last week, sometimes the protests have been viol... Go on reading on our web site.
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