Progress?

Dilma Rousseff Announces Reforms

Are the protests in Brazil working? It seems that way. In a televised address on Friday, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff announced planned reforms in an attempt to end the days of civil unrest. Among those plans are intentions to benefit public transportation, direct oil royalties to education and bring in more doctors from overseas to improve the country’s health service. In response to worries about too much government money being spent on next year’s World Cup, which are at the nexus of the protests, Rousseff said that the tournament would be financed by the companies using the arenas. “I would never allow his money to come out of the taxpayers’ money,” she said.