The Brazilian senate  voted a constitutional ammendment–in a second vote, already voted by deputies–freezing education and health expenses for twenty years (only to be adjusted for previous year’s inflation).  Here is a video (in Portuguese with English subtitles) of a Brazilian student speaking about the legitimacy of the student occupation movements across Brazil. For American media coverage on the austerity plan, click here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2016/12/16/brazil-passes-the-mother-of-all-austerity-plans/?postshare=7231482182597569&tid=ss_fb&utm_term=.a7ef045ff900