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Why This Photo Of Brazilian Protestors Is Sparking A National Debate

by Dagoberto Rodriguez
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Nearly 2 million Brazilians demanded  an end to Dilma Rousseff‘s scandal-filled presidency in a wave of demonstrations on Sunday. But one protest image in particular brought into focus another highly charged issue: the division of race and social classes.  A photographer from Correio Braziliense newspaper took a picture of protesters Claudio and Carolina Maia Pracownik, walking their dog through Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro. Their nanny, Maria Angélica Lima, trails behind them in a white uniform, pushing their two young daughters in a stroller. The photo of the wealthy family and their nanny rapidly went viral and sparked a heated, national debate that highlighted the divisions and […]
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