Brazil's Leader Urges Patience Amid Scandal, Economic Woes

March 9, 2015 3:14 AM

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President Dilma Rousseff on Sunday asked Brazilians for patience as the country deals with a flagging economy and a widening corruption probe involving the state-run oil company and dozens of top politicians.

In a nationally televised address, Rousseff said her government will move to fix a serious fiscal problem after posting a primary budget deficit for the first time in more than a decade. She insisted the economic hurdles are only temporary.

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