Massive anti-government protests set to shake Brazil

Opponents of the Brazilian government take part in a protest demanding the resignation of President Dilma Rousseff on March 13, 2016 at the Esplanada dos Ministerios in BrasiliaBrasília (AFP) – Protesters, many draped in the Brazilian national flag, poured into the streets of Brasilia and Rio de Janeiro on Sunday at the start of mass demonstrations seeking to bring down President Dilma Rousseff. More than a million people were expected to turn out across the nation, which will host the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro this August. Rousseff, struggling to hold on to power in the face of a massive corruption scandal and the worst recession in decades, urged demonstrators remain to peaceful.

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