During the last year, Brazil’s political and financial situations have deteriorated significantly. Hounded by allegations of administrative misconduct and fiscal irresponsibility, President Dilma Roussef of the Workers’ Party (PT) has been removed from office and impeachment proceedings have begun, a process scheduled to conclude by August 2016. On top of the corruption charges, the added perception that President Rousseff had completely lost control of the government is driving the impeachment process.
Currently, Brazil’s vice-president, Michel Temer, a member of the Brazilian Democratic Movement Party (PMDB), has been named acting president. If President Roussef is found guilty of the political crimes she is charged with, Mr. Temer will become the official president until 2018.