Occupied São Paulo

 These are strange days in Anhangabaú, the valley that runs though part of São Paulo’s busy downtown. For one thing, the area has just played host to a sudden incursion of hordes of foreign football fans, roaming the streets around the fenced-in FIFA Fan Fest, taking thumbs-up selfies with friendly local fans, and making themselves at home at the tables outside Bar Guanabara, a stately café-bar on a corner of Avenida São João, for all the world as if they were on a street in Amsterdam.  

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