Thursday, March 17, 2016
Protesters storm Brazilian capital after bugged phone call goes public which reveals President gave senior government position to her predecessor so he could avoid arrest over corruption
President Rousseff appointed Luiz Ignacio Lula da Silva as her chief of staff
She is battling impeachment attempt, recession and oil corruption scandal
Judge heading oil probe orders phone call between pair to be made public
Call seems to confirm Lula's job spared him possible arrest for corruption
Protests have erupted in Brazil's capital after a recorded phone call between President Dilma Rousseff and her once-popular predecessor was released, suggesting that she appointed him to her cabinet to spare him from arrest for corruption.
Rousseff appointed Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as her chief of staff on Wednesday hoping that his political prowess can save her administration.
The president is battling an impeachment attempt, a deep recession, and the fallout of an explosive corruption scandal at state oil giant Petrobras.