Voters, embracing a chance for radical change after years of turmoil, look past warnings that the congressman may erode democracy.
With a fragile democracy in upheaval, news is primarily coming from a right-leaning media monolith and social media, which tends to reinforce rather than expose biases.
A few-cent rise in public transportation prices led to protests Monday across Brazil involving more than 100,000 people angered over heavy-handed policing, poor public services and high costs for the World Cup.
Conventional wisdom holds that government bureaucrats are bad businesspeople. But around the world, the many countries with strong public banking sectors generally have strong, stable economies.