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Deadly Floods Affect 80 Towns in South Brazil

Posted by feww on June 13, 2014

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Deadly Floods Kill Dozens, Destroy or Damage Thousands of Homes in Southern Brazil

Extreme Rain Events have triggered sever flooding in Brazil’s southern state of Parana since Monday, killing dozens of people and destroying or damaging about 6,500 homes. The floods have affected tens of thousands of people across 80 towns, officials said.

The floods have destroyed much of the public infra structure in the region, washing out roads and bridges and prompting authorities to declare  states of emergency is multiple towns.

One of the worst affected towns is the state capital of Curitiba, one of a dozen cities hosting the 2014 Fifa World Cup Brazil.

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Severe Hailstorm Hits Brazil’s Largest City

Posted by feww on May 20, 2014

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Sao Paulo Roads flooded as storm dumps “mountains” of hailstorm

A ferocious storm dumped more than 10cm of moisture in the form of large hail on Sao Paulo, Brazil’s largest city.

“Residents in Såo Paulo wondered at the ice balls that decorated their yards and gardens even up to early Monday,” reported AP. “Some told local news media that their children had never seen hail or played with ice before Sunday’s storm.”

However, the storm did very little to raise water levels at Såo Paulo’s reservoirs. The main reservoir has reportedly sunk below 10% of its capacity, the lowest level on record.

Under the circumstances, water rationing could be the only option left for the city of 22 million (metro population) just weeks ahead of the World Cup games in Brazil.

Såo Paulo is the largest city in the southern hemisphere and world’s 7th largest city by population.

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“FIFA, F*** OFF!”

Posted by feww on June 19, 2013

“We don’t need the World Cup!” “We need money for hospitals and education.”

Dozens of demonstrators have been injured and dozens more arrested in clashes with riot police as thousands of Brazilians demonstrated outside the national stadium in the capital, Brasilia.

Protesters took to streets across Brazil, with thousands demonstrating near Maracana Stadium,  in Rio de Janeiro.

Crowds held signs reading: “We need money for hospitals and education” and “We don’t need the World Cup!”

Protesters expressed their anger at the Federation of International Football Associations, which awarded Brazil the World Cup hosting rights, chanting: “FIFA, F*** OFF!”

Brazil has been plagued with protest rallies recently, with thousands expressing their anger at mounting crime rates, rising inflation and 10 percent hike in bus fares.

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The Rio Treat: Brazilian riot police sprays a pedestrian with a noxious chemical. Credit: AP. Image may be subject to copyright.

In Sao Paulo, Brazil’s largest city, riot police clashed and protesters as tens of thousands of people rallied in the streets.

The protests, which began earlier this month over the transport fare increase, have since evolved into a nationwide movement calling for better hospitals, schools and transport.

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