What's going on in Brazil and why people there are angry

Protestors demonstrate demanding the removal of President Dilma Rousseff on March 13, 2016 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Brazil is a country known for its beaches, Rio Carnival, Samba dancing and some of the best footballers on the planet.

But many people living there are not in the mood to party at the moment.

The South American country is dealing with a crumbling economy, a Zika virus outbreak and a massive corruption scandal.

As Brazil edges towards hosting the Olympic Games this summer, Newsbeat takes a closer look at what is going so wrong.

Weren't things going well for Brazil?

A reveller from the Rocinha samba school dances as she takes part in the Group A category of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome, Brazil

Yes, they were going really well.

The country's economy had been growing rapidly over the last decade, boosting Brazil's reputation around the world.

More than 26 million people were lifted out of poverty between 2003 and 2013, according to the World Bank.

An emotional Brazil fan reacts after being defeated by Germany 7-1 during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Semi Final match between Brazil and Germany at Estadio Mineirao on July 8, 2014 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
Image caption A fan reacts after Brazil loses in the 2014 World Cup semi-final. Chin up! At least you're not an England supporter

Add to that a successful Fifa World Cup two years ago, in the spiritual home of football, and it's fair to say Brazil was shining on the global stage.

But it's all gone wrong.

What's happened to the economy?

Vinte Reais
Image caption Last year, the economy shrank by 3.8%, its worst annual performance since 1981

Brazil's economy is going through its worst recession in more than three decades.

It's because of a drop in prices for Brazilian goods such as oil, iron ore and soya.

Retired cook Pereira and retired housecleaner Rodrigues, who have lived together 42 years, can't afford to rent a house so they have lived in a shipping container since January.
Image caption Retired couple Pereira and Rodrigues can't afford to rent a house anymore so they have lived in a shipping container since January

Unemployment increased to 9% in 2015 and economists predict it could go into double figures in the coming months.

Is Brazil's president trying to sort things out?

President Dilma Rousseff is a little distracted at the moment.

She's been caught up in the mess caused by a massive corruption scandal.

Dilma Rousseff
Image caption Rousseff, the first woman to be elected president of Brazil, has been in power since 2011

The investigation into the scandal, Operation Car Wash, has already led to the arrest of dozens of businessmen and politicians.

Some of them are high-ranking members of Ms Rousseff's Workers' Party. Her mentor and former president Lula da Silva was also briefly detained by police for questioning.

Demonstrators paint their faces during a protest to demand the resignation of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, on March 13, 2016 in Sao Paulo.
Image caption Protesters painted slogans such as "Dilma out" on their faces during anti-government rallies

The recent Panama Papers leak showed that law firm Mossack Fonseca was deeply tied to Brazil's current corruption scandal too.

The law firm helped at least 57 people linked to Operation Car Wash set up 107 offshore companies, according to Vox.

Will she be forced out of power?

Anti-impeachment protestors spray red smoke after former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, 'Lula', spoke at a rally supporting President Dilma Rousseff in the historic Lapa neighbourhood on April 11, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Image caption Rousseff's supporters spray red smoke at a rally in Rio on Monday

President Rousseff has not been accused of being involved with the corruption scandal but her position is in trouble.

She faces a vote to impeach her on 17 April, which means she could be charged for acting unlawfully while in power.

Dilma Rousseff
Image caption Ms Rousseff says she's the right person to lead Brazil through the country's economic crisis

It's over allegations that she broke budget laws to support her re-election in 2014.

If the impeachment vote is successful, Rousseff could be suspended from office.

A country divided

Demonstrators take part in a protest against President Dilma Rousseff and the ruling Workers Party in Paulista Avenue, in Sao Paulo, on March 13, 2016.
Image caption Millions of Brazilians have taken to the streets calling for Dilma Rousseff's resignation

The issue has divided Brazil, with police preparing for mass protests in the capital, Brasilia.

Supporters of the ruling Workers' Party say the Rousseff administration lifted millions of people out of poverty and reduced inequality.

They say that the allegations against her are a smear campaign designed to drive Ms Rousseff from office.

An anti-government demonstrator (L) and a supporter of Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff clash before the appointment of former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as chief of staff, near the Planalto palace in Brasilia, Brazil, March 17, 2016.
Image caption Supporters and opponents of President Rousseff have held rival rallies in the past weeks with emotions spilling over

Opponents of President Rousseff accuse her of mismanaging the economy and say her government is deeply corrupt.

They say they are fed up with the Workers' Party after its 13 years in power and demand a fresh start.

Are the Rio Olympics on track?

In this May 20, 2015 file photo, fireworks explode behind the Olympic rings during their inauguration ceremony at Madureira Park in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro are only a few months away, but there are doubts whether the city will be ready.

The build up has been dominated by stories about building delays of some facilities and pollution in Rio's famous Guanabara Bay, which will be used for swimming and sailing events.

The Olympic Aquatics Stadium stands ready during a foreign media tour at the Olympic Park of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, April 4, 2016
Image caption Some venues in Rio, including the Olympic Aquatics Stadium, are ready

Other host countries, including London, have also suffered from delays and doubts about their ability to pull off the Olympics.

However, for Brazil and its president, the timing could not be worse.

Don't forget about the Zika virus

Aedes mosquito
Image caption The Zika virus is spread by Aedes mosquitoes

Economic problems and political scandals are not the only things worrying Brazilians.

In the past months, an outbreak of the Zika virus has hit the headlines.

It was first noticed in Brazil in May 2015, and spread very quickly across South and Central America.

Jackeline, 26, holds her son who is 4-months old and born with microcephaly, in front of their house in Olinda, near Recife, Brazil, in this February 11, 2016 file photo
Image caption Zika could be behind a rise in microcephaly, where babies are born with abnormally small heads

The Zika virus, which in many cases just causes mild flu-like symptoms, has been linked to a growing number of babies being born with underdeveloped brains in Brazil.

The World Health Organisation has said that the Zika virus is a global public health emergency like Ebola.

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