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 TOSOUTH AMERICA ANY MORE THAN I

CARE ABOUT EAST AMERICA OR WESTAMERICA OR UPSIDE-DOWN AMERICA.

BUT EVEN I CANNOT HELP BUTNOTICE THAT BRAZIL IS GOING

THROUGH A MAJOR POLITICALUPHEAVAL, OR AS THEY CALL IT,

FUTBOL .

JIM?

>> NEARLY A MILLION PEOPLESPILLED INTO THE STREETS IN

MAJOR CITIES ACROSS THE COUNTRYIN THE BIGGEST PROTEST BRAZIL

HAS SEEN IN DECADES.

PROTESTORS WENT HEAD TO HEADWITH RIOT POLICE AND WERE MET

WITH TEAR GAS.

>> MORE THAN ONE MILLION PEOPLEHITTING THE STREETS IN AT LEAST

80 CITIES.

>> Stephen: FOLKS, I DON'T GETIT.

THIS IS BRAZIL, THE MOST JOYFULPLACE ON EARTH.

THE ONLY THING BRAZILIANS EVERGET MAD AT IS THEIR PUBIC HAIR.

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

I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT DID TO THEMBUT THEY ARE MERCILESS

DOWN THERE.

NO PRISONERS.

SO JUST WHAT IS IT THAT UPSETTHEM?

DID PELE PUT ONE OF THOSE CARMENMIRANDA HATS ON THE GIANT STATUE

OF JESUS?

BECAUSE THAT'S ALL I KNOW ABOUTBRAZIL.

JIM?

ANYTHING ELSE?

>> THE BIGGER ANGER BEHIND THISMOVEMENT IS A SENSE THAT THIS

NATION IS TRYING TO SHOW ITSELFON THE WORLD STAGE SPENDING

BILLIONS OF DOLLARS ON STADIUMSAHEAD OF THE OLYMPICS AND

ORDINARY PEOPLE FEELING THEY'RENOT GETTING ENOUGH ATTENTION

FROM THEIR OWN GOVERNMENT.

>> THEY'RE ANGRY OVER THEBILLIONS OF DOLLARS BEING SPENT

ON THE 2014 WORLD CUP.

>> Stephen: NATION, STAND WITHTHE PEOPLE OF BRAZIL BECAUSE I

TOO THINK SOCCER IS A HUGE WASTEOF MONEY.

A BILLION DOLLAR STADIUM FOR AGAME THAT CAN END ZERO-ZERO?

I MEAN, GOD DAMN 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 WAYSOUTH OF THE BORDER, JOINING ME

NOW IS MY LATIN AMERICANCOLLEAGUE, ESTEBAN COLBERTO.

>> Esteban: HOLA, STEPHEN, YBIENVENIDOS A COLBERTO REPORTO

GIGANTE!

>> Stephen ESTEBAN, THANK YOUFOR JOINING US.

>> Esteban: CHICAS, CHICAS! BUSINESS .

>> Stephen: WHAT CAN YOU TELL USABOUT THE SITUATION IN BRAZIL?

>> Esteban: [no audio]>> Stephen: NOTHING?

>> Esteban: NADA.>> Stephen: NOTHING?

>>Esteban: SOY MEXICANO.

ELLOS SON BRASILEROS.

ES COMO COMPARAR MANZANAS, YNARANJAS CALVAS, LOCAS POR EL

SEXO.

>> Stephen: COME ON.

IT'S ALL THE SAME LATINOCULTURE DOWN THERE.

>> Esteban: NO, NO, NO.

EN MEXICO, HABLAMOS EL HERMOSOIDIOMA ESPANOL.

EN BRAZIL, HABLAN PORTUGUES, QUESUENA COMO UNA GAITA VIOLANDO UN

PERRO.

>> Stephen SO DO YOU KNOWANYTHING ABOUT WHY THE

BRAZILIANS ARE RIOTING?

>> Esteban SUPONGO, ES PORQUEPELE LE PUSO UNO DE ESOS

SOMBREROS DE CARMEN MIRANDA A LAESTATUA GIGANTE DE JESUS.

>> Stephen: SO, YOU'RE NO HELP.

>> Esteban: ES UN PLACER.¡CHICAS!

>> Stephen: ESTEBAN COLBERTO,EVERYBODY, FROM THE COLBERTOREPORTO GIGANTE!

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]ALL RIGHT, JIMMY, THAT'S ENOUGH.

JIMMY, CUT THE FEED.

JIMMY, THAT'S ENOUGH.

WELL, I DIDN'T KNOW HE COULDMOVE THAT WELL.

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