One of the biggest problems that Brazil has faced is corruption. It has cost the country over $25 billion between 2005 to 2009 alone.In the time that President Dilma Rousseff has been in office, more than a respectable amount of cabinet members, police officers, judges, and ministers have been forced to resigned because of ties to corruption. These corruption cases included, vote-buying, kickbacks for public work contracts, abuse of congressional power, bribes, over billing contract, embezzlement and many more. Though the public fights against it and has for many years, it keeps coming back. The extent of the corruption can be seen mostly in how the media in Brazil portrays it. Which is basically non-existent or watered down. The constitution may guarantee freedom of expression but like many of their laws, it is not enforced. Any law that the country has is just written on paper, an empty promise. They are rarely enforced unless it benefits the government.