For the past few decades the nation of Brazil has been an alleged model as to how a nation can stimulate its economy and enter the ranks of the top countries of the world. But, somewhere along the path to economic growth, something went astray. Business success, business money, business corruption took over not merely in the economic sphere but in the center of running a government. Politicians came to believe that taking money from those who had money, not only aided economic growth, but it certainly made their bank accounts reach new heights of success.
From President Dilma Rousseff to members of Parliament to the judiciary, and certainly to the police taking bribes became the new norm. These payoffs run to the hundreds of millions of dollars and the rare politician is anyone who did not join in the looting. President Rousseff has been impeached by the lower house of Parliament and now faces the final stroke of being removed from office. Naturally, she is shouting persecution. Most probably there will be riots, and it will be a miracle if the looters wind up in jail. In reality, this is something akin to what has happened in the USA. Grab the money, run, and shout that those who caught you are the bad guys.