Dilma Rousseff

Weary from scandals, Brazilians shrug at probe of president

People across Latin America's largest nation collectively shrugged Thursday as they came to terms with President Michel Temer's latest victory in his struggle to remain in office despite a bribery charge against him and abysmal poll ratings.

People interviewed in three of the country's largest cities said they were angry and deeply frustrated at a political class that appears more interested in protecting its own than in listening to the will of voters or combatting the graft at all levels that has longed plagued Brazil.

Yet they also expressed weariness after years of scandals, political wrangling and large protests that have not led to an appreciable change.