The Heat: Brazil’s ongoing political crisis

The Heat

Despite claims she “won’t resign for any reason whatsoever,” Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is facing a political crisis in her country.

The political party holding the majority of seats in Congress, the Brazilian Democratic Movement Party (PMDB), has pulled out of the coalition government it shared with Rousseff’s Workers’ Party. Is impeachment next on the horizon?

Major protests across the country in March highlighted growing unrest in Brazil towards the political establishment. Ongoing corruption investigations continue to uncover alleged bribery and fraud.

Now, the PMDB is distancing itself from the beleaguered president and her party. However, the head of PMDB said they do not support an impeachment.

CCTV America’s Paulo Cabral reports from Brazil.

The Heat: Brazil's ongoing political crisis pt1

Despite claims she "won't resign for any reason whatsoever," Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is facing a political crisis in her country. CCTV America's Paulo Cabral reports from Brazil. To discuss the latest news and analyze the political situation in Brazil: Paulo Sotero is the director of the Brazil Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Carolina Matos is a lecturer in sociology at City University London and a longtime Brazilian journalist. Rafael Salies is the Brazilian Operations Director of Southern Pulse, a consulting firm that specializes in Latin American public security.

To discuss the latest news and analyze the political situation in Brazil:

  • Paulo Sotero is the director of the Brazil Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
  • Carolina Matos is a lecturer in sociology at City University London and a longtime Brazilian journalist.
  • Rafael Salies is the Brazilian Operations Director of Southern Pulse, a consulting firm that specializes in Latin American public security.

The Heat: Brazil's ongoing crisis pt2

Despite claims she "won't resign for any reason whatsoever," Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is facing a political crisis in her country. To discuss the latest news and analyze the political situation in Brazil: Paulo Sotero is the director of the Brazil Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Carolina Matos is a lecturer in sociology at City University London and a longtime Brazilian journalist. Rafael Salies is the Brazilian Operations Director of Southern Pulse, a consulting firm that specializes in Latin American public security.