The Heat: Crisis in Brazil

The Heat

Brazil’s President Michel Temer leaves the stage during the Brazil Investment Forum 2017, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday, May 30, 2017. The union representing Brazil’s federal police investigators expressed concerns Monday about how probes into government corruption will be handled by the newly named justice minister, who is a personal friend of Temer. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

It was less than a year ago when then Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff was removed from office amid a massive corruption scandal and economic crisis that crippled Latin America’s largest country.

Now, new allegations of corruption against Rousseff’s successor – Michel Temer – this time against the backdrop of a mixed economic recovery that has seen record unemployment, a drop in inflation and slight growth for the first time in two years.

For more on this topic, CGTN’s Paulo Cabral reports.

To discuss the state of Brazil and the nation’s future:

  • Paulo Sotero, director of the Brazil Institute at the Wilson International Center for Scholars
  • Jose Roberto de Toledo, Brazilian journalist and commentator
  • Otaviano Canuto, executive Director of the World Bank’s Executive Board of Directors
  • Fernando Marcato, attorney and legal consultant