Brazilians protest against 'corrupt' government
The biggest scandal in Brazil's history has plunged the country into chaos.
This past week, protests have spilled into the streets of Brazil with police estimates of over a million people participating in demanding the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff.
Currently, 74 of the most senior political figures in Brazil are under investigation for alleged corrupt activity — five of whom are in line to succeed the president should an impeachment happen.
House of Cards is Little House on the Prairie compared to [Brazil] at this point.- Stephanie Nolen on the widespread corruption being protested
These demonstrations come out at a time where Brazil has seen its worst recession in a century. Those protesting say they blame the current financial situation and rising unemployment on the alleged corruption of these officials.
Guests in this segment:
- Dr. Eduarda Jardim, participant in Sunday's protest against Brazil's president.
- Stephanie Nolen, Latin America bureau chief for The Globe and Mail.
- Alfredo Saad Filho, professor of political economy at the University of London.
This segment was produced by The Current's Pacinthe Mattar and Leif Zapf-Gilje.