Brazil has always been known for its light-sandy beaches, carnival, and its vibrant atmosphere. People travel there to escape all their troubles and enjoy life the ‘Brazilian’ way. It is rare that Brazil is under the limelight but now there seems to be trouble on the horizon.
Earlier this week, the government of Brazil opened up a case to impeach president Dilma Rousseff. Several articles try to make sense of the reasons why the Brazilian people would want this, even though they voted for her only a short time ago. Although the process may take months, things do not look so positive for the president. Brazil has the largest economy in the Latin American world, which means that an impeachment could potentially lead to Brazil’s future growth and stability. Currently, Brazil is going through one of the worst recessions of all time with the worth Brazilian Real declining due to high inflation. The exchange rate has gotten so bad that 1 $USD is worth 4 $BRL. Likewise, politics in Brazil, like most Latin American countries, have certain degrees of corruption, which affects how efficiently the country is governed. The people have the right to impeach a president who is using his or her power to execute unconstitutional decisions and take advantage of the people. Protest after protest has surfaced in all parts of Brazil for the past several months demanding Dilma’s impeachment process. Also, there are many rumors going around the country saying she illegally bought up the votes to become president for the second time, which is only stirring the pot even more. There will be consequences for Brazil if an impeachment is decided on; however, it is too soon to tell if they will be good or bad. Is impeachment the only option left? Will this only create political turmoil? Or will it help Brazil economically?