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Brazil's First female President, Dilma Rousseff, Has been Impeached

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posted on Aug, 31 2016 @ 11:45 AM
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globo

I am still looking for an article in English. Chrome won;t translate it. The impeachment passed with 61 votes for and 20 against in the Senate.

The Guardian


Her comparison with the military tribunals that condemned her to prison more than 40 years ago was in keeping with the suspended president’s consistent claim throughout the nearly 10-month impeachment debate that she is the victim of a coup.



the protracted political trial has paralysed government, overshadowed the buildup to the Olympics, and undermined efforts to reverse the alarming decline of Latin America’s biggest economy.



Opponents, however, used the question-and-answer session to assert their claim that Rousseff is undergoing a constitutionally approved trial overseen by the supreme court to assess whether she committed a “crime of responsibility” by putty-filling government accounts ahead of the last election.




Although many Brazilians are tired of the squabbles in Brasília, historians are likely to look back on today’s session in the senate as a key moment in the ousting of the Workers’ party, which is about to be thrown out of power despite never losing a presidential election since 2002.

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posted on Aug, 31 2016 @ 11:48 AM
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What a mess, but she had it coming, too much corruption and dubious connections going on in her government since Lula da Silva. Her provokative tone didnt help either. If it's legal, then its not a coup as she claimed. But then, most of the senators that voted for her impeachment, have their own troubles with the law! Hypocritical at best.
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posted on Aug, 31 2016 @ 11:51 AM
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Did your news aggregator help you find out about this breaking story? Very interesting, will be looking for some English sources to get some of the dirty details
thanks for sharing Reldra!

English article from The Guardian: www.theguardian.com...

ETA: Nvm, OP added same one

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posted on Aug, 31 2016 @ 11:53 AM
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Let's hope America's one gets impeached before she gets made president. .

To be honest we all know that's not gonna happen



posted on Aug, 31 2016 @ 11:56 AM
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She was twice elected by the people of Brazil and denies the allegations. Very worrying for democracy in Brazil:

theintercept.com...

www.rt.com...


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posted on Aug, 31 2016 @ 12:05 PM
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originally posted by: Zcustosmorum
She was twice elected by the people of Brazil and denies the allegations. Very worrying for democracy in Brazil:

theintercept.com...

www.rt.com...



It is and it doesn't even look like the process is legal. It looks like a power grab from the political party that has lost several elctions in a row. Unelected people from the opposing party have taken power.



posted on Aug, 31 2016 @ 12:06 PM
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Today is a happy day for my country! Finally this mess called Dilma is over.

Today is good day for democracy and the republic ideals. The procedure was totally legal and in line with the constitution and the due process of law.

Let's try now to retrieve Brasil from the rock bottom.



posted on Aug, 31 2016 @ 12:07 PM
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power and corruption are siamese twins.



posted on Aug, 31 2016 @ 12:10 PM
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originally posted by: reldra

originally posted by: Zcustosmorum
She was twice elected by the people of Brazil and denies the allegations. Very worrying for democracy in Brazil:

theintercept.com...

www.rt.com...



It is and it doesn't even look like the process is legal. It looks like a power grab from the political party that has lost several elctions in a row. Unelected people from the opposing party have taken power.


"It doesn't even look like the process is legal"

That's why I don't opine on foreign politics.

The process followed the constitutional rites and it's even presided by the president of the SUPREME COURT. Oh, what a coup



posted on Aug, 31 2016 @ 12:23 PM
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originally posted by: Misterlondon
Let's hope America's one gets impeached before she gets made president. .

To be honest we all know that's not gonna happen


Some things other than Impeachment work better for those above the law.



posted on Aug, 31 2016 @ 12:24 PM
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Her Socialist friends were not able to save her.




posted on Aug, 31 2016 @ 12:29 PM
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More like a coup than impeachment. They want to hold her responsible for the national debt, better arrest the whole government, every government, for that matter.

Her opponents lost the election in 2014 , now they're trying to forcibly remove her so they can take power.

Too bad, she won, you lost. Go home.



posted on Aug, 31 2016 @ 12:38 PM
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I agree completely, another coup by US special interests and the CIA. They have punished Brazil for having joined Russia in BRICS



posted on Aug, 31 2016 @ 01:31 PM
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originally posted by: Zcustosmorum
She was twice elected by the people of Brazil and denies the allegations. Very worrying for democracy in Brazil


Why is this worrying for Brazil. This shows that a President is not above the law. The accusations against her are serious and worrying and the impeachment process open and transparent.

For the supporters of Rousseff it will be painted as a political action because she was clamping down on corruption. Yet, for the politicians supporting her impeachment (the majority) she was part of the corruption problem.

Brazil is a basket case, but the Olympics were good.



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posted on Aug, 31 2016 @ 02:24 PM
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It IS a coup, she has been set up and railroaded and there are more than the power's within Brazil behind this as she was attempting to create a more fair society within the nation, one that did not walk so heavily upon the poorest in society.

Don't be surprised if this end's in a counter coup or there are multiple death's and month's of violence because of this, undoubtedly the Brazilian Authority's are ready to clamp down with lethal force on any protester's BUT there will of course be organised resistance to this injustice and framing of a democratically elected leader impeached by the will of the minority.

When I say a civil war it will not be presented as such by the Global right wing controlled media but in the coming month's the term's extremist's and leftist's will come into play, state agent's will probably stage a few atrocity's to blame upon any resistance movement's.

It all depend's how much they want to strip the last 20+ years of reform's away taking right's and social help back away from the poorest in Brazil as remember it is actually a fake government headed by Right wing former opposition, not elected into power but in power by mean's of this coup that Brazil is now being ruled by.

I feel truly sorry for the Brazilian people but undoubtedly right wing interests both there and in other nation's are now watching and hoping they can keep hold of there illegitimate grab on power.

I am thousand's of mile's away but it make's my blood boil to see such an obvious corrupt group frame a leader simply because she was taking power from them to give back to the poor whom are after all the bulk of her nation's population and to see the world not condemning an obvious attack upon democracy.



posted on Aug, 31 2016 @ 02:59 PM
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The Olympics were good? The Olympics set the Brazilian people back economically 30 years. The people were taxed up the ass to pay for it, many were forced out of their homes to make room for the Olympics forced to live in poorer neighborhoods. National parks were torn down. Public transportation's prices were raised through the roof also to pay for it.

Who profited by the Olympics? Not the people, but politicians and Olympics committee. Meanwhile once the Olympics showed up almost no Brazilian's could actually afford to attend the Olympics they paid for. Despite this, rather than fill all those empty seats with the very people they robbed free of charge, they just left entire sections empty.

Now the Brazilians are left with a destroyed economy, an overpriced public transportation system, being forced into poorer neighborhoods, and left with a bunch of Olympic BS that won't be used and fall into disrepair that sits on what was once someones neighborhood they were forced out of.

Yeah the Olympics were great once upon a time. Now it's just a way to rob the people of entire nations so some corrupt politicians and corporate fat cats can make a buck.

# the Olympics.



posted on Aug, 31 2016 @ 04:36 PM
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originally posted by: Puppylove
The Olympics were good? The Olympics set the Brazilian people back economically 30 years. The people were taxed up the ass to pay for it, many were forced out of their homes to make room for the Olympics forced to live in poorer neighborhoods.


The sport was good and credit for Brazil pulling it off.

Sadly, the Olympics exposed the fact that Brazil is still largely third world with a parchant for violence and poor sewerage systems. It also exposed the lie that the BRICS were on the verge of taking over the world, a worldview held by many on ATS.



posted on Aug, 31 2016 @ 04:48 PM
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originally posted by: reldra
Unelected people from the opposing party have taken power.


That is completely untrue. The Vice President has taken power. The one her party chose. The same people who voted for her also voted for him, he WAS democratically elected.



posted on Aug, 31 2016 @ 04:54 PM
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It was no coup, PT (her party) is one of the most corrupt parties in this country. As a Brazilian myself, I can tell you that the general feeling in the country right now is of happiness, most people, not just a minority, wanted her out. That includes poor people like myself. The point is that Dilma is only the first step, we wanted her out, but we also want all the other corrupt politicians out and that's what we're going to the streets for. It's no coincidence that the protest against Dilma that we had recently was the largest protest in the history of this country, we're all fed up with these people.



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