Rousseff to survive Brazil protests, but economy could suffer

March 16, 2015 8:41 PM

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Rousseff to survive Brazil protests, but economy could suffer

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Huge demonstrations against President Dilma Rousseff over the weekend will make it harder for her to fix Brazil's finances and repair the economic damage from a corruption scandal at state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA.

About 1 million people took to the streets in two dozen cities on Sunday, a much larger turnout than expected, to call for the impeachment of the leftist president and vent their anger over the billions of dollars allegedly misappropriated on her watch from Petrobras, as the company is known.

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