Bad economy and festering extortion scandal have taken the shine off a group in power for the past 12 years.
Candomblé is a religion like any other, with its own rules, hierarchies and sense of the spiritual.
Practices that came over with the slaves have been denounced as Satanic.
Former Miss Brazil Gabriela Markus belongs to a party not know for any particular political position.
As protesters continued to dodge and weave, a top police official was suspended over Nazi texts.
Humiliation at the World Cup, a flailing economy and an oil scandal made 2014 a tough year for Brazil.
Investigators are reaching higher and higher, and some critics think reform is inevitable.
Flows of moisture are reduced, the report says, influencing rainfall patterns and temperatures.
Squatters move in and take charge of modern buildings as the government housing plan falls short.
All sorts of factors have prevented it from performing as the people of the country think it should.