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3/27/15

Brazil: Nearly a million Brazilians march to demand president’s ouster

Close to a million demonstrators marched in cities and towns across Brazil recently to protest a sluggish economy, rising prices and corruption - and to call for the impeachment of leftist President Dilma Rousseff.

The marches across the continent-sized country come as Brazil struggles to overcome economic and political malaise and pick up the pieces of a boom that crumbled once Rousseff took office in 2012.

Now in the third month of her second four-year term, Rousseff is unlikely to resign or face the impeachment proceedings called for by many opponents angry about a fifth year of economic stagnation and a multibillion dollar corruption scandal at state-run energy company Petroleo Brasileiro SA, or Petrobras.

Read more: Americas - Nearly a million Brazilians march to demand president’s ouster - France 24

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