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  • Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff ousted in impeachment vote

    08/31/2016 1:56:47 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 32 replies
    WaPo ^ | 31 August 2016 | Marina Lopes and Dom Phillips
    BRASILIA — Brazil’s Senate ousted Dilma Rousseff as president Wednesday, voting overwhelmingly to impeach the leftist leader in the culmination of a protracted process that has divided the country. The vote to impeach Rousseff was 61 to 20. Two-thirds of senators — 54 out of 81 — were needed for impeachment to pass. Senators broke into cheering and applause after the electronic voting was announced and sang the national anthem, concluding a process that was given the go-ahead in December. But a second vote to strip Rousseff of her political rights for eight years fell well short of the required...
  • Son of Lebanese migrants is Brazil’s new president

    05/12/2016 2:42:20 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 17 replies
    All arabiya - English ^ | 05.112016 | Reuters
    The son of Lebanese migrants - Vice President Michel Temer will take the helm of the world’s fifth-most populous nation on Thursday after Brazil’s Senate voted to put President Dilma Rousseff on trial for breaking budgetary laws.
  • Brazil's Rousseff bows out defiantly after historic Senate vote to try her

    05/12/2016 8:28:46 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 12 replies
    al Reuters ^ | May 12, 2016 | Anthony Boadle and Maria Carolina Marcello
    Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff bowed out defiantly on Thursday, suspended from office after the Senate voted to put her on trial for breaking budget laws in a historic decision brought on by a deep recession and a corruption scandal. Rousseff, in office since 2011, will be replaced by Vice President Michel Temer, for the duration of a Senate trial that could take up to six months. Rousseff, speaking shortly before she left Brasilia's Planalto presidential palace, said was notified of her suspension on Thursday morning. "I may have made mistakes but I did not commit any crime," Rousseff said in...
  • Rousseff impeachment: Brazil Senate in marathon debate

    05/12/2016 12:42:49 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 8 replies
    BBC News ^ | 5/12/2016 | BBC
    Brazil's Senate is debating whether President Dilma Rousseff should face a full impeachment trial. The majority of the senators have already said they will vote against the president. If this is confirmed in a vote to be held later, Ms Rousseff will be automatically suspended from office. She is accused of illegally manipulating finances to hide a growing public deficit ahead of her re-election in 2014, which she denies. Ms. Rousseff made a last-ditch appeal to the Supreme Court to stop proceedings, but the move was rejected.....
  • Brazil impeachment backers take strong lead in Congress vote (Vote Happening NOW)

    04/17/2016 5:42:27 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 51 replies
    KDAL ^ | Anthony Boadle and Maria Carolina Marcello
    Supporters of the impeachment of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff took a commanding lead in a ballot in the lower house of Congress on Sunday that could hasten the end of 13 years of leftist Workers Party rule in Latin America's biggest economy. With 272 votes cast, 210 members of Congress had voted in favor of Rousseff's impeachment and 62 voted against or abstained. The Datafolha polling group projected Rousseff's defeat. Rousseff's opponents needs votes from 342 of the 513 members of the chamber to send her for trial in the Senate on charges of manipulating budgetary accounts to support her...
  • Impeachment About to Succeed in Brazil

    Impeachment winning 169 to 46 against in Brazil 342 needed to water the tree of liberty!!!
  • Brazil tumbles like 'House of Cards' in crisis

    03/19/2016 3:43:38 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 15 replies
    BBC News ^ | 17 March 2016 | Daniel Gallas
    The plot to Brazil's political crisis has become so complicated that even makers of political drama 'House of Cards' joke they are now following events. There is even an online quiz where one has to guess: did it happen in Brazil or in House of Cards, or both? But this is no laughing matter in Brazil. This is the country's toughest political crisis since the early 1990s, when its first democratically-elected President in the modern era, Fernando Collor, was removed from power. On Wednesday night the crisis took a bizarre turn, as a judge revealed phone conversations between President Dilma...
  • (In other news...) Record Brazil protests put Rousseff's future in doubt

    03/14/2016 11:24:24 AM PDT · by 11th Commandment · 8 replies
    RUETERS ^ | Mon Mar 14, 2016 7:42am GMT | Daniel Flynn and Alonso Soto
    Hundreds of thousands (millions) of Brazilians flooded the streets on Sunday in the biggest ever protests calling for President Dilma Rousseff's removal, reflecting rising popular anger that could encourage Congress to impeach the leftist leader. The demonstrations were the latest in a wave of anti-government rallies that lost momentum late last year but have regained strength as a sweeping corruption investigation nears Rousseff's inner circle. Poor Brazilians, who form the base of the ruling Workers' Party support, have not turned out in great numbers in recent protests. But their support for Rousseff has faded as unemployment rises and inflation climbs.
  • Brazil high court to decide Thursday on Rousseff impeachment proceedings

    12/16/2015 3:05:50 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 12/16/15 | AFP
    Brasília (AFP) - Brazil's Supreme Court said it delayed until Thursday the next step in a case that could lead President Dilma Rousseff's impeachment. The decision, originally scheduled for Wednesday, was postponed after the court ran out of time. "Tomorrow we'll stay as long as necessary," said Chief Justice Ricardo Lewandowski. The march towards the unpopular president's possible ouster was stalled by Rousseff's allies in Congress, who say that opposition legislators violated the constitution in their rush towards impeachment. They claim that the commission looking into impeachment illegally insisted on secret votes while picking its members, and that it is...
  • Brazil reduced to junk status as BRICs facade crumbles

    09/13/2015 6:25:47 AM PDT · by dennisw · 10 replies ^ | 8:28PM BST 10 Sep 2015 | By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    Dilma Rousseff has squandered Brazil's commodity boom, but the country is not in meltdown and is unlikely to set off an emerging market crash Brazil’s currency plummeted to all-time lows and borrowing costs have tightened viciously after Standard & Poor’s slashed the country’s debt to junk status, warning that the budget deficit has reached danger levels. The downgrade is a painful blow to a nation that thought it had finally escaped the Latin American curse of boom-bust cycles and joined the top league of rich economies. It is the second of the big emerging market economies to be stripped of...
  • Understanding Anti-Government Protests in Brazil

    08/27/2015 5:57:59 PM PDT · by juliosevero
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Understanding Anti-Government Protests in Brazil By Julio Severo Economic crisis produces protests. In Brazil, at least, the motivation behind protests has been, as reported by Reuters, “a sluggish economy, rising prices and corruption.” Sadly, the protests have not been against the abortion and homosexual agenda, whose government obsession to impose it should be a top priority in the concerns of a Christian people. In the early 1980s, Brazil had one of the biggest debts in the world and the commonest word in the Brazilian news was IMF (International Monetary Fund). Prices were skyrocketing. Inflation was the daily friend of...
  • Hundreds Of Thousands Take To The Streets In Brazil Demanding President's Impeachment

    08/16/2015 11:51:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 08/16/2015 | Tyler Durden
    Protests are underway in Brazil as hundreds of thousands take to the streets to call for the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff. Here's Bloomberg: An estimated 25,000 protesters in Brasilia marched toward Congress, chanting against Rousseff and corruption, carried a long banner demanding “Impeachment Now.” Rouseff monitored proceedings from her official residence, due to meet with some of her cabinet in the afternoon, said Justice Minister Jose Eduardo Cardozo. Protest in #Rio #Brazil: "Military intervention is not a crime" via @tariqpanja UNBELIEVABLE.— juliana barbassa (@jbarbassa) August 16, 2015 Background: was chairwoman from 2003 to 2010. When the world’s foremost...
  • Obama says Brazilian President Rousseff will visit US in June

    04/11/2015 11:31:43 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 11, 2015
    President Barack Obama says Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff will visit Washington this summer, nearly two years after she canceled a similar trip to protest U.S. spy programs. Her visit is set for June 30. Rousseff canceled a state visit to the U.S. in the fall of 2013 to protest an American spy program that targeted Brazil's government and citizens.
  • Teen libertarian is face of Brazil's young free-market right

    03/30/2015 11:56:15 AM PDT · by OddLane · 1 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | March 30, 2015 | ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON
    Microphone in hand and standing atop the sound truck, the raspy-voiced protest leader jabbed his finger into the air shouting for the ouster of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, igniting wild cheers from the crowd below him. "What Lula and Dilma have done shouldn't just result in their being banned from politics. It should result in them being in jail!" Kim Kataguiri yelled, denouncing Rousseff and her predecessor, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. The March 15 demonstration was the largest Sao Paulo had seen in more than three decades, since 1984 protests demanding democratic elections after a long dictatorship.
  • Were Brazilian Protests an Anti-Marxist Counter-Revolution?

    03/19/2015 5:17:40 PM PDT · by juliosevero · 3 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Were Brazilian Protests an Anti-Marxist Counter-Revolution? By Julio Severo Socialist Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff faced, according to FoxNews, massive demonstrations protesting against corruption and calling for her impeachment last Sunday (March 15). Different from FoxNews, which is a huge conservative news outlet, Cliff Kincaid announced in his small outlet that the Brazilian demonstrations were an “anti-Marxist counter-revolution.” Kincaid said, “Such a development would be a major blow to the anti-American left in Latin America, which has been operating since 1990 under the rubric of the São Paulo Forum, a pro-communist movement started by Rousseff’s predecessor, Luiz Inácio Lula de...
  • Brazil’s path to Bolivarian communism

    11/12/2014 10:49:24 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/12/14 | Rafael Merlo and Fabio Ardito
    Observatório Conservador - by Rafael Merlo and Fabio Ardito On October 26th the presidential election took place in Brazil.By a narrow margin of votes (3%) Dilma Rousseff, the current president and socialist candidate from the Workers Party, was reelected. With this victory, the Workers Party will complete 16 years of being in charge of the country. The election was turbulent, marred by allegations of corruption and embezzlement of public funds by the Rousseff campaign. One witness under a plea deal has linked Rousseff and former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, (Lula) to a billionaire fraud in Petrobras, Brazil’s biggest...
  • Obama Strategist in the Brazilian Presidential Campaign

    10/25/2014 4:49:43 PM PDT · by juliosevero · 1 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Obama Strategist in the Brazilian Presidential Campaign By Julio Severo The 2014 Brazilian presidential campaign had the involvement of an important campaign strategist of the president of United States, Barack Obama: David Axelrod. According to the Brazilian daily Folha de São Paulo, Axelrod had been hired to to help build Aécio Neves candidacy. Obama and David Axelrod The idea of Americans strategists working on Brazilian election campaigns is nothing new. During the 2010 election, Ben Self, who worked on the Obama campaign, was hired as a consultant for current president Dilma Rousseff. The unusual thing about David Axelrod’s involvement...
  • After Pressure, Google Restores Blog Julio Severo in Portuguese

    After Pressure, Google Restores Blog Julio Severo in Portuguese By Julio Severo With no explanation or notification, Google made my blog in Portuguese ( disappear in the first minutes of Thursday, October 23. After 24 hours of pressure from international readers, with no notification, Google made my blog reappear. People in Brazil and other nations began to question Google in social networks and also by contacting the company: “Why to suspend Blog Julio Severo in Portuguese on the height of the Brazilian presidential elections in the exact time Severo published an article instructing the Brazilian public that both candidates...
  • Blog Julio Severo in Portuguese arbitrarily shut down by Google in Brazil

    10/23/2014 10:47:30 AM PDT · by juliosevero · 12 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Blog Julio Severo in Portuguese arbitrarily shut down by Google in Brazil By Julio Severo In the first minutes of Thursday, October 23, Blog Julio Severo, established by me, Julio Severo, in 2005 to reach Brazilians with information usually unavailable to them, disappeared from the Internet, with no hacking attack involved. All that was evident, from my careful verification, is that such disappearing was provoked and decided by the owner of the Blogspot service, Google, which freely offers to the international public a free speech platform. The traditional address of my Portuguese blog is: The address is now...
  • Brazil's Election Shows How The Left Thrives On Welfare Dependency

    10/12/2014 10:08:49 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 4 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 10/09/2014 | IBD Editorials
    Dependency: A Brazilian economist has shown a near-exact correlation between last Sunday's presidential election voting choices and each state's welfare ratios. Sure enough, handouts are the lifeblood of the left. Virtually every state that went for Rousseff has at least 25% of the population dependent on Brazil's Bolsa Familia welfare program of cash for single mothers, given for keeping children vaccinated and in school. States with less than 25% of the population on Bolsa Familia overwhelmingly went for Neves and his policies of growth. And whether it's best for a country that aspires to become a global economic powerhouse to...