As Brazil and other emerging powers grow, underlying tensions become more apparent. Quoting Fernando Henrique Cardoso, author of Brazil’s economic miracle, we see this concern exemplified:
“There is a widespread discomfort, principally in big cities, that has emerged as the product of an insensitive occupation of urban space with little or no infrastructure and a low quality of life for a fast-growing population. Chaotic access to transport, deficient water supply, and poor services (education, health and security) fall well short of people’s growing demands.”http://nyti.ms/1gn8GKG
Is the path to economic, social, and political growth littered with materialism and limits on dissent?