Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff is fighting for her political survival.

She has been abandoned by the party that was her main coalition partner, leaving her leading a minority government.

And a combination of the worst recession in years, an unprecedented corruption investigation, and a push to have her impeached, has left her government close to collapse.

Rousseff is now struggling to save both her own reputation and the legacy of the Workers Party, which has ruled Brazil for 13 years.

But is she taking the fall for a whole class of corrupt politicians?

Presenter: Folly Bah Thibault


Alfredo Saad-Filho - Professor of political economy, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

David Fleischer - Emeritus Professor, University of Brasilia.

Carlos Caicedo - Senior principal analyst for Latin America, IHS Country Risk.

Source: Al Jazeera