Last week I described my unplanned stop in Brazil, part of my recent jaunt through South America. Where a plane breakdown, an unfolding corruption scandal, and a massive strike by Brazilian workers all conspired to make an unforgettable three days.
That experience drove home the problems Brazil is facing right now. The drive to root out corruption has unveiled a massive web of wrongdoing — it may not be exaggeration to say a majority of Brazil’s politicians could be implicated in the expanding probe.
That’s a huge issue, not easy to set right. And it’s coming at a time when Brazil is already struggling to deal with an economic collapse and a currency meltdown.