Mass demonstrations are sweeping Brazil as the Turkish prime minister appears ready to call in the army to bring a violent end to protests in that country. The Arab Spring began in the wheat fields of Russia and the Ukraine in 2008, when both countries embargoed exports due to extreme drought conditions and plummeting crop yields. Across the middle east, the price of wheat based products immediately skyrocketed. Now, in 2013, the region remains in turmoil. Turkey and now Brazil have become the next countries to experience powerful demonstrations, Turkey when Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that one of the last public spaces in the center of Istanbul would be handed over to developers.