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Montevideo, July 17th 2019 - 21:23 UTC
Brazil’s soccer team won its ninth Copa America title on Sunday, wearing the squad’s legendary yellow and green jersey. But in the nation’s bitterly polarized political environment, some fans felt unable to wear the colors. Read full article
”And fans at the stadium were hardly representative of the electorate at large. With tickets for the game starting at 190 reais (US$ 50) -- or a fifth of the monthly minimum wage -- those in attendance were middle- and upper-class, groups largely sympathetic to the president” - the same for concerts by visiting European and US rock stars.
“Brazil’s far-right president Jair Bolsonaro was booed on Sunday while attending the final of the Copa America football tournament in Rio de Janeiro.
Mr Bolsonaro, accompanied by several cabinet ministers, received mostly jeers from the 70,000 fans at Maracana Stadium after Brazil defeated Peru to win their ninth title.
The hostile response came at the end of a tournament in which the controversial leader has been accused of using the competition for political gain.”
REF: significance of Brazil winning its ninth Copa America:
YES, of course!
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