Patrick Gillespie – CNN Money, 3/17/2015
Over a million Brazilians protested in the streets Sunday, calling for the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff.
A massive corruption case involving the president helped spark the protests, but Brazilians also marched out of frustration that Brazil’s economic boom is over.
South America’s largest economy was last decade’s emerging market darling. Now it’s edging toward recession and its currency is losing value quickly. The corruption scandal and economic collapse are creating a perfect storm for public unrest.