What is really shaking the political system in Brazil is that this scale of protest is unprecedented in recent history and - like the global Occupy protests - there is no single issue that can be easily addressed.
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So what can our British political leaders draw from 'donkey politics.'
The FIFA Coca Cola ranking is another reminder that the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) needs to address management and competition issues that impact on the reputation of the national team.
Prime Minister David Cameron is visiting Brazil on Thursday on a trip to boost UK trade links with one of the world's fastest growing economies.
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