Daily Archives: Mar 16, 2015

It was a cathartic weekend for Brazilians, as more than a million people took to the streets to show their discontent with the government in scenes not seen since the mass demonstrations that preceded the impeachment of President Fernando Collor de Mello more than a decade ago.

Sadly, any idea that such a “cleansing of the soul” (as they sometimes say in Brazil) would be followed by a fresh optimistic start on Monday quickly evaporated as the central bank’s weekly round of consensus forecasts showed no end to the deepening gloom. Read more

** FT News **

* One million join anti-Rousseff protests | Increasing hardship in Brazil sparks calls for president’s impeachment

* Putin appears in public for first time in 11 days | Vladimir Putin is alive and well. Or, to be more precise, the Russian president has appeared in public for the first time since March 5. Read more