The protest — against last week's impeachment of left-wing president Dilma Rousseff and her replacement with veteran conservative Michel Temer — reportedly turned violent after police blocked the progress of the marchers.
Concern over abuse of power has been heightened by Brazil's current political chaos, which has exposed a cornucopia of unethical, and often allegedly criminal, conduct by political leaders across the spectrum.
The bombshell recordings feature Brazil’s newly appointed planning minister appearing to say impeachment would “stop the bloodletting” from the massive Car Wash judicial inquiry into kickbacks from the state-run oil company.
Interim President Temer has caused controversy in Brazil with his appointments, especially that of lower chamber leader André Moura who faces an accusation of attempted murder in his home state.
After ousting a female president, Michel Temer immediately named a cabinet without a single non-white male, a first in 37 years and a move that has riled many Brazilians.
Michel Temer, Brazil’s interim president after the impeachment of Dilma Rousseff, took office Thursday, and announced a new cabinet — without one single woman in it.
Brazil's senate has opened the session in which senators are expected to vote to impeach Rousseff, the country’s first female president, for allegedly manipulating the national accounts.
Rio’s city council has launched an inquiry into spending around the 2016 Olympics that some fear will “end up as pizza” — a Brazilian term meaning a cover up.
With Rousseff almost certain to lose the upcoming impeachment vote in the senate on May 11, her controversial vice president, Michel Temer, is preparing to take over the job and promising austerity measures when he does.
Massive anti-government marches typically carry effigies of President Rousseff and boo opportunistic opposition leaders, who are often accused of more serious crimes. But angry protesters have a soft spot for one man — Judge Sergio Moro.
It is now up to the Senate to decide whether to suspend Rousseff, as Brazil's political crisis plays out against a backdrop of a deep recession, and an ever-expanding litany of corruption scandals implicating political leaders from all major parties.