Brazil's president faces revolt by coalition allies

Mar 13, 2014, 1:33 AM EDT
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff speaks at the end of a ceremony after signing agreements with her Peruvian counterpart Ollanta Humala at the government palace, in Lima on November 11, 2013.
AFP PHOTO/ERNESTO BENAVIDES

The rift between President Dilma Rousseff and her main political allies widened on Wednesday one day after they voted in Congress to look into bribery allegations leveled at Brazil's state-run oil company Petrobras. Disgruntled congressmen from coalition parties summoned an array of Rousseff's cabinet members to appear before various congressional committees in a new display of discontent.
Background:
Brazil's president faces revolt by coalition allies [Reuters]
Brazil's economy faces trouble after World Cup, election [WTAQ]