This summer, most eyes were on Brazil for the World Cup. Far fewer noticed the uproar in the country over how badly the Brazilian government went through $11 billion to prepare for it. Once Brazil was embarrassingly bounced from the tournament by Germany, I felt that uproar would be a lot more important.
Well, yesterday, the Brazilian people had their say, and a leading opposition figure (Aecio Neves) scored a “surprise” surge to force a runoff in three weeks (CNN, BBC). Incumbent president Dilma Rousseff is considered the favorite, but Neves has already outperformed polling just to get to the runoff.
I humbly submit that the World Cup will prove to be Roussef’s undoing.
Cross-posted to the right-wing liberal