Angered by a colossal corruption scandal and a declining economy, thousands of Brazilians have taken to the streets, calling for the president to step down.
 
Over the past year, "Operation Car Wash", a police investigation into corruption at the state-owned Petrobas oil firm, has resulted in the arrests of dozens of leading industrialists. More than 50 politicians, mainly from the ruling coalition, have been accused of involvement in the corruption scandal.
 
Dilma Rousseff is serving her second term as president and has denied any wrongdoing. Her approval rating has sunk to a record low.
 
But is her impeachment even possible? And what would turmoil mean for Brazil's democracy and its status on the world stage?
 
Presenter: Jane Dutton
 
Guests:
 
Rodrigo Nunes - Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Philosophy at the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro.
 
Paulo Sotero - Director of the Brazil Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center.
 
Marc Hertzman - Assistant Professor of History at the University of Illinois, Specialising in Latin America. 

Source: Al Jazeera