Notably two years after that the Olympics take place in and around Rio.
So it is notable that with the first and least significant of these global sporting events this is going on.
In addition to the increased costs and continued ineffectiveness of social services and issues with corruption and crime, many Brazilians are angry about the billions the government is spending to prepare for next year's World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics.
It's sort of like the perpetual NFL/MLB/NBA/NHL "build us a stadium or we'll leave" program writ large."We shouldn't be spending public money on stadiums," said one protester in Sao Paulo who identified herself as Camila, a 32-year-old travel agent. "We don't want the Cup. We want education, hospitals, a better life for our children."
Apparently there were 100,000 protesters in Rio alone.
It will be interesting to see if ESPN covers this to any extent.