Political crisis in Brazil causes hostile climate to everyday life

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Political crisis in Brazil causes hostile climate to everyday life

As Brazil’s political crisis deepens, so does the country’s ideological divide. The polarization is altering the rhythm of everyday life in the country.

Massive street protests, both for the government and against it, have only grown over the past year.

CCTV America’s Lucrecia Franco reports.

Political crisis in Brazil causes hostile climate to everyday life

Political crisis in Brazil causes hostile climate to everyday life

As Brazil’s political crisis deepens, so does the country’s ideological divide. The polarization is altering the rhythm of everyday life in the country. Massive street protests, both for the government and against it, have only grown over the past year. CCTV America’s Lucrecia Franco reports.

Though Brazil’s future is still uncertain, the political polarization is spreading and disrupting everyday life, even at the beaches where people usually leave serious matters behind.

Former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, has been questioned in the scandal over corruption at Brazil’s state-owned oil giant, Petrobras, when current president, Dilma Rousseff headed the company.

Both Rousseff and “Lula” deny any links to the Petrobras bribes, but the scandal has left many Brazilians skeptical of Rousseff’s Worker’s Party-if not openly hostile.


British journalist Sam Cowie on Brazil’s political crisis

For more on Brazil’s political crisis, CCTV America’s Mike Walter spoke to Sam Cowie. He is a British journalist and radio producer based in Brazil.

British journalist Sam Cowie on Brazil’s political crisis

British journalist Sam Cowie on Brazil’s political crisis

For more on Brazil’s political crisis, CCTV America's Mike Walter spoke to Sam Cowie. He is a British journalist and radio producer based in Brazil.