Brazil: Why do Latin American protests so often call for impeachment?

WHITNEY EULICH AND TAYLOR BARNES, THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR, 8/17/2015

As Brazil faces a struggling economy and one of the largest corruption scandals in its history, people are growing increasingly impatient with the person they say is ultimately responsible: President Dilma Rousseff.

On Sunday, tens of thousands of Brazilians spilled into the street in protest. In Sao Paulo, citizens toted bright yellow placards reading, “Impeachment now.” In Rio’s Copacabana neighborhood, protesters marching along the beach carried banners comparing Brazil to communist Cuba – and perhaps more ominously, some called for military action.

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