Dilma Rousseff

Five years after the coup against Dilma in Brazil, historians take stock

Process that ousted Dilma Rousseff sparked an institutional meltdown and revealed the country’s democratic disabilities By Pedro Rafael Vilela The historical, social and political interpretations of the impeachment of former Brazilian president, Dilma Rousseff, which took place in 2016, are…

‘Architect’ of Rousseff impeachment arrested on corruption charges

Eduardo Cunha has been charged with taking millions in bribes, money laundering and depositing funds in a secret Swiss account. The former Brazilian lawmaker was instrumental in the impeachment of ex-president Rousseff. The Petrobas corruption probe continued to send shockwaves…

Safe with ‘oligarchs and imperialists’ in US, Brazil’s new President admits coup plot

Ousted President Dilma Rousseff wouldn’t enact austerity roadmap, so “a process was established which culminated with me being installed as president of the republic,” Temer says. by Andrea Germanos, staff writer for Common Dreams Proponents of her ouster argued that…

The Humanist Party says “No to the institutional coup d’état in Brazil”

Impeachment of Rousseff carried out by neoliberalism. The limits of formal democracy. The urgent need to build real democracies. The constitutional president of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, has been found guilty of corruption by the Senate and has been definitively relieved…

‘Not a good day for Democracy’: senate approves impeachment trial for Brazil’s Rousseff

Her ouster—an effort she’s calling a coup— would be end of 13 years of rule by leftist Workers’ Party, and would leave in place unelected Temer by Andrea Germanos, staff writer for Common Dreams Brazil’s Senate on Wednesday voted to…

Communications Forum rejects the Coup in Brazil and destabilization in Venezuela

The Forum on Communication for the Integration of Our America (FCINA) rejects and condemns the judicial-media-parliamentary coup d’état that has displaced Dilma Rousseff, who was elected by 54 million citizens as constitutional president of Brazil; a coup that, in addition…

Cristina, my love

I’m not a feminist, neither red, nor leftist, nor revolutionary. I know very well where I do belong: I am a pariah and Cristina is my love. As well as Mercedes Sosa, Dilma, Evita and Violetona Parra. And as a…

Brazil – Call it a ‘Coup’

Leaked transcripts detail how elite orchestrated overthrow in Brazil Revelations detail ‘national pact’ between government, military, and oil executives By McCauley, staff writer for Common Dreams Confirming suspicions that the ouster of Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff is, in fact, a coup designed…

Dilma, unbreakable

“We should have killed her,” her torturers will have repeated hundreds of times to themselves when they saw her becoming Brazil’s first woman president. Or they would have wanted cancer to make her disappear from the political scene, just like…

Rousseff’s impending impeachment stalls on procedural flaws

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff’s impending impeachment has stalled after the speaker of the lower house of Congress annulled a vote by MPs to launch the process. The on-off saga still has legs to run. The Senate was due to start…

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