Brazil's Political Protests

  • Aired:  06/25/13
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Brazilians protest their government spending billions on the World Cup, but Esteban Colberto thinks there might be another reason. (4:01)

NATION, I DON'T PAY ATTENTION TO

SOUTH AMERICA ANY MORE THAN I

CARE ABOUT EAST AMERICA OR WEST

AMERICA OR UPSIDEDOWN AMERICA.

BUT EVEN I CANNOT HELP BUT

NOTICE THAT BRAZIL IS GOING

THROUGH A MAJOR POLITICAL

UPHEAVAL OR AS THEY CALL IT

FUTBOL.

JIM?

>> NEARLY A MILLION PEOPLE

SPILLED INTO THE STREETS IN

MAJOR CITIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY

IN THE BIGGEST PROTEST BRAZIL

HAS SEEN IN DECADES.

PROTESTORS WENT HEAD TO HEAD

WITH RIOT POLICE AND WERE MET

WITH TEAR GAS.

>> MORE THAN ONE MILLION PEOPLE

HITTING THE STREETS IN AT LEAST

80 CITIES.

>> Stephen: FOLKS, I DON'T GET

IT.

THIS IS BRAZIL, THE MOST JOYFUL

PLACE ON EARTH.

THE ONLY THING BRAZILLIANS EVER

GET MAD AT IS THEIR PUBIC HAIR.

I DON'T... I HAVE NEVER HEARD.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT DID TO THEM

BUT THEY ARE MERCILESS DOWN

THERE.

NO PRISONERS.

SO JUST WHAT IS IT THAT UPSET

THEM?

DID PELE PUT ONE OF THOSE CARMEN

MIRANDA HATS ON THE GIANT STATUE

OF JESUS?

BECAUSE THAT'S ALL I KNOW ABOUT

BRAZIL.

JIM?

ANYTHING ELSE?

>> THE BIGGER ANGER BEHIND THIS

MOVEMENT IS A SENSE THAT THIS

NATION IS TRYING TO SHOW ITSELF

ON THE WORLD STAGE SPENDING

BILLIONS OF DOLLARS ON STADIUMS

AHEAD OF THE OLYMPICS AND

ORDINARY PEOPLE FEELING THEY'RE

NOT GETTING ENOUGH ATTENTION

FROM THEIR OWN GOVERNMENT.

>> THEY'RE ANGRY OVER THE

BILLIONS OF DOLLAR SPENT ON THE

2014 WORLD CUP.

>> Stephen: NATION, STAND WITH

THE PEOPLE OF BRAZIL BECAUSE I

TOO THINK SOCCER IS A HUGE WASTE

OF MONEY.

A BILLION DOLLAR STADIUM FOR A

GAME THAT CAN END ZERO-ZERO?

I MEAN, GOD DAM IT.

JUST USE YOUR HANDS.

THEY'RE SUPER HELPFUL.

I MEAN, LOOK...

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]

LOOK, LOOK, LOOK.

LOOK, HEY, LOOK, GUESS WHAT.

I DIDN'T DIE.

GOOOOAL!

FOR MORE ON THIS SITUATION WAY

SOUTH OF THE BORDER, JOINING ME

NOW IS MY LATIN AMERICAN

COLLEAGUE, ESTEBAN COLBERTO.

>> Esteban: HOLA, STEPHEN, Y

BIENVENIDOS A COLBERTO REPORTO

GIANTE!

>> Stephen ESTEBAN, THANK YOU

FOR JOINING US.

>> Esteban: CHICAS, CHICAS!

>> Stephen: WHAT CAN YOU TELL US

ABOUT THE SITUATION IN BRAZIL?

>> Esteban: [no audio]

>> Stephen: NOTHING?

>> Esteban: NADA.

SOY MEXICANO.

ELLOS SON BRASILEROS.

ES COMO COMPARAR MANZANAS, Y

NARANJAS CALVAS, LOCAS POR EL

SEXO.

>> Stephen: COME ON.

IT'S ALL THE SAME CULTURE DOWN

THERE.

>> Esteban: NO, NO, NO.

EN MEXICO, HABLAMOS EL HERMOSOS

IDIOMA ESPANOL.

EN BRAZIL, HABLAN PORTUGUES, QUE

SUENA COMO UNA GAITA VIOLANDO UN

PERRO.

>> Stephen SO DO YOU KNOW

ANYTHING ABOUT WHY THEY'RE

RIOTING?

>> Esteban SUPONGO, ES PORQUE

PELE LE PUSO UNO DE ESOS

SOMBERORS DE CARMEN MIRAND A LA

ESTATUA GIANTE DE JESUS.

>> Stephen: YOU'RE NO HELP.

>> Esteban: ES UN PLACER.

>> Stephen: ESTEBAN COLBERTO,

EVERYONE!

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]

ALL RIGHT, JIMMY, THAT'S ENOUGH.

JIMMY, CUT THE FEED.

JIMMY, THAT'S ENOUGH.

WELL, I DIDN'T KNOW HE COULD

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