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Corruption Scandal and Latin America

idea: But a handful of new organizations are trying to channel that anger into reinvigorating the country's democracy by luring fresh faces into a political establishment widely seen as closed off and unrepresentative, according to CTV. The idea was simple how to turn indignation into political action, said Jose Frederico Lyra Netto, a co-founder of Acredito, one of the new non-partisan movements. After one of the deepest recessions in its modern history, the largest corruption scandal in Latin America and more than a year under what may be the most unpopular president in the world, Brazilians are desperate for something different - so desperate that some are calling for the return of a military dictatorship. Acredito and another group called Agora! hope to each field about 30 candidates in next year's elections who have never held office before. Their efforts focus on state and federal legislatures. They're asking people across the country to help create their platforms by suggesting solutions to Brazil's thorniest issues inequality, crime, failing schools and an aging population with a faltering social security system. ( As reported in the news.