Tool for politicians to kick back money for themselves or their political party o Lula Silva last president was implicated about a month ago, march 5th 2003-20011 one of the most liked politicians in the world during his time in office possibly one of the most popular Brazilian presidents 10 yrs he was in office was when the economy started to boom workers party (PE) center left to full on left he was accused of getting money for his beach house within weeks of this Dilma offered him a position in his cabinet which would be shielding him from further investigation, cause a sitting gov’t official cant be tried for charge Reasons why people are protesting o Over spending on stuff while social programs were going down o Massive corruption o The economy has gone down the drain since Dilma took office Inflation has gone up Economy is shrinking A move to the right in latin America
In the last 6 months o cuba is forming relations with the US o Argentina elected a conservative right o Other countries that are moving more right o Panama, Peru Brazil is the biggest country, biggest economy, and most populous in Latin America 2
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