Americas Brazil election: Why antigovernment protesters are now voting Rousseff

Many far-left Brazilians, active in the protests that rocked this South American nation over the past year and a half, have taken a 180-degree political turn. But that doesn't mean smooth sailing for President Dilma Rousseff.

By , Correspondent

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The bohemian neighborhood of Lapa is a familiar place for Marcus Galiña and his peers. Lapa's streets were host to many of the antigovernment protests that swept the nation over the past year and a half. And Mr. Galiña, an artist and an avid protester, was often there, witnessing the familiar scenes in demonstrations calling for better public services and government accountability: protesters in gas masks, Molotov cocktails, stun bombs, and arrests.