The world’s largest democracy is grappling with the legacy of colonial rule in its first months in office.
The country has been rocked by protests against corruption and inequality, with many people calling for change.
A new government will be sworn in on Thursday, the country’s first since the impeachment of President Michel Temer.
But many say the new government’s actions will be the biggest test yet of Temer’s popularity, and his ability to govern.
The new administration is led by Brazil’s President Michel A. Temer, and is led in large part by former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.
It includes Lula, a former president of Brazil, and other politicians who have served on Temer-backed commissions.
“What I’m hoping is that the new administration will be a positive thing, that they will be able to be a champion for human rights, to help to bring about a change in this country,” says Nairn, a member of the Congolese Association of Students.
This article has been updated with comments from Nairne.