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Facebook has a special vomiting emoji for the corrupt leaders of Brazil

Ipanema Notebook: as the Olympics loom large and the first female president is impeached, women are sidelined everywhere

21 May 2016

9:00 AM

21 May 2016

9:00 AM

Ipanema, Brazil

Another Sunday night, yet another episode of Game of Thrones drowned out by pot-banging and angry folk yelling into the night. In my quiet corner of Ipanema, a slanging match takes place as middle-class tenants of a high-rise apartment start slandering their neighbours in the favela below. The words ‘cow’ and ‘communist’, among others, are shouted by darkened figures hanging out of windows.

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