Latin America

Brazil Declares War on Itself

A corruption scandal. A teetering economy. Then somebody calls for impeachment.

Who's in charge again?

Photographer: Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty Images

Brazil is in a bad way. The economy, already in deep recession, is possibly sliding into outright depression, according to Goldman Sachs. The public deficit and inflation are rising, and Congress is quarreling the country into insolvency. So you might expect its political leaders to drop their fists and rally for the national interest.

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