Big crowds demonstrate in Brazil in solidarity with embattled government

March 19, 2016 1:43 AM

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Big crowds demonstrate in Brazil in solidarity with embattled government

SAO PAULO, Brazil — With Brazil’s president and her predecessor embroiled in a growing corruption scandal, supporters of the governing Workers’ Party took to the streets in defiant rallies Friday.

President Dilma Rousseff’s mentor, former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, gave a passionate speech while a huge crowd chanted his name in Sao Paulo. Lula, as he is known here, was one of Brazil’s most popular leaders when he left office in 2011. But he and Rousseff have been drawn into an inves...

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