“You can't drink from the cup while you're filling it up.”
― Laura Hajek
I'd like to shed some light on what's happening in my country. As the world's eyes are on the impeachment of our president, we here face a horrible epidemic: the Zika virus. Besides, the swine flu known as H1N1 has also spread and caused some victims specially in São Paulo among other problems which make me ashamed and sad as a Brazilian.
Our political landscape is fragmented and our economy is detereorating. Things seem to be out of control right now. While our politicians divert attention from their own travails, blaming Dilma Rousseff - our president- for all the problems, my people still gets enraged because of the neo-liberal policies which spend public funds on private enterprises, neglecting health care, schools, transportation and social/ urban development projects, obviously suffering the consequences provoked by stupidity and blindness.
I spent 25 years of my life living under a dictatorship. The first time I voted I thought I would see wonders. The miracles I expected never happened and maybe they never will. We have wings now, but we don't know how to fly yet.
I just hope my grandsons and grandaughters may have the privilege of seeing what I won't.
Thanks for your attention. If you have time, pray for us.