These 3 videos are going viral in Brazil for the same reason


Driving is dangerous here. The World Health Organization estimates 22.5 road deaths per 100,000 people in Brazil each year. That’s almost twice the United States’ rate and considerably more than some of its neighbors.
But Brazilians aren’t just worried about deadly roads. As these videos show, they’re also upset about inconsiderate behavior: blocking pedestrians’ or bicyclists’ path, and illegal parking.
Paulo Sotero, director of the Brazil Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, DC, says these and other videos are an indication of a changing tide. Over the past two decades, Brazil’s growing middle class has begun to demand responsible government, and citizens.

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