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Brazil’s Rousseff pledges talks after mass protests

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff pledged to hold talks with her growing number of critics and said her embattled government needed to show humility, a day after massive protests erupted across the country.

Rousseff was narrowly re-elected less than six months ago in a bitterly fought runoff but is already facing pressure to quit over a snowballing USD 3.8 billion graft scandal at state oil firm Petrobras which has dragged in her ruling coalition and seen calls for her to be impeached.

Her mounting woes include a badly faltering economy and on Sunday protests against her took place
in major towns and cities across Brazil, laying bare the scale of public discontent.

Rousseff suffered a fresh blow yesterday when a senior member of her ruling Workers’ Party (PT) became one of the most high-profile public figures accused of corruption in the murky Petrobras graft case, which stretched back to a period when Rousseff chaired the company board.

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