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Brazil’s Manufactured Coup: The ‘Shock Doctrine’ Returns To Latin America By
BRASILIA, Brazil — Harsh austerity. A 20-year public spending freeze. A non-elected government. A coup backed by the United States and corporate world. This is the new reality that Brazil has faced following the impeachment...
Venezuela Breaks Ties With Brazil As Rousseff Impeachment Takes Effect By
The suspended Brazilian president, Dilma Rousseff has been permanently removed from office by the country’s senate in an impeachment vote on Wednesday August 31, 2016. Rousseff was suspended in May 2016, after the senate voted to go ahead with the impeachment process....
Meet Brazil’s New Cabinet: The Science Minister Is A Creationist, Agriculture Minister Deforested The Amazon By
BRASÍLIA, Brazil — The new Brazilian president’s first pick for science minister was a creationist. He chose a soybean tycoon who has deforested large tracts of the Amazon rain forest to be his agriculture minister. And he is the first leader in decades to have no...
Washington’s ‘Fingerprints’ All Over Rousseff’s Impeachment By
Brazil’s young and vibrant democracy is under threat as an unelectable corrupt neoliberal political elite have taken the reins of power from President Dilma Rousseff of the Workers Party (PT), prominent American journalist, lawyer and author Glenn Greenwald...
No Crime, No Proof: Brazil’s Soft Coup Continues Anyway By
The Brazilian right-wing push to oust President Dilma Rousseff under false pretenses continues this Monday when those in favor of the impeachment process are scheduled to present arguments against the head of state. The Senate is expected to vote on May 11, which may...
Brazil’s President Says She Won’t Quit, Calls Impeachment Injustice By
BRASILIA, Brazil  — President Dilma Rousseff said Monday she is “indignant” over a congressional vote to open impeachment proceedings against her and vowed to fight what she called the injustice. She again categorically ruled out resigning. In her first...
Tensions High As Brazil’s Congress Votes To Impeach Rousseff By
Congressional members of Brazil’s lower house have voted to impeach President Dilma Rousseff Sunday in a fiercely contested ballot that could hasten the end of 13 years of leftist rule in the country. Of the 513 Congress members 342 voted in favor of impeachment,...