Dilma Rousseff

Rousseff foe Cunha suspended by Brazilian high court

Eduardo Cunha was about to be second in line to presidency, should President Rousseff be impeached. Now he has been suspended following allegations he tried to block his own corruption probe. The man leading the charge to see President Dilma…

Brazil’s Rousseff likens impeachment to ‘coup,’ vows to fight back

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said the ongoing impeachment process against her has “all the characteristics of a coup.” She vowed to fight the charges and says that the process will have “serious consequences for the Brazilian political process.” Speaking to…

Only the people should be able to keep or bring down Dilma and other politicians elected in Brazil

They want to bring Dilma down through an impeachment trial decided by federal deputies. For us, as humanists, politicians don’t represent us. This form of impeachment in which the people don’t decide is an institutional coup d’état, one power (legislative)…

Brazil’s elite move ahead with ‘coup’ as Rousseff impeached by lower house

Workers’ Party president Dilma Rousseff is not accused of any crimes—while right-wing politicians voting to impeach her are investigated for corruption. by Nika Knight, staff writer for Common Dreams Brazil’s embattled leftist president Dilma Roussef watched on Sunday as right-wing…

Rejection of the parliamentary coup attempt in Brazil

The Special Legislative Commission of the Congress of the Republic of Brazil has approved the proposal to send the impeachment proceedings to the plenary of the Chamber of Deputies, under the central accusation that the Brazilian President violated fiscal norms,…

Brazil, musical impeachments and the Panama Papers

Brazilian House Speaker Eduardo Cunha, who is behind the ferocious campaign to impeach President Dilma Rousseff, has himself been found to be under suspicion that he carried out shady deals in the past. He is named in the Panama Papers…

It’s not anti-Dilma, or anti-Lula, it’s anti the progress of the Brazilian people

By Ilka Oliva Corado. The word “people” frightens the business elite, the bourgeoisie and the Latin American middle class, they become uneasy when they hear about the working class, let alone when the impassioned cry of rebellious peasants resounds like…

Glenn Greenwald: Is it a coup?

What is happening in Brazil is much worse than Donald Trump Brazil is facing its worst political crisis in over two decades as opponents of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff attempt to impeach her on corruption charges. But Rousseff is…

Photos from the CELAC summit

As 33 heads of state and their representatives meet in Ecuador, just outside Quito in a town called the Middle of the World (Mitad del Mundo), the world’s press gathers to take photos. After his efforts at last week’s summit…

Wikileaks report: Bugging Brazil

WikiLeaks publishes today, 4 July at 08:00 BRT, a top secret US National Security Agency target list of 29 key Brazilian government phone numbers that were selected for intensive interception. The publication proves that not only President Dilma Rousseff was…

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