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Lula takes to the streets claiming there's a coup, but he is no match to the over three million of Sunday

Saturday, March 19th 2016 - 06:40 UTC
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Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's supporters took to the streets on Friday to fight back at attempts to oust her, as a flurry of court battles raged over her controversial cabinet appointment of predecessor Lula da Silva. Waving the red flags of the ruling Workers' Party, (PT) tens of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets in the country's largest city, Sao Paulo, greeting Lula with thunderous cheers when he was hoisted onto a parked truck to address the crowd. Read full article

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  • ilsen

    Every single time a, (so-called), left-wing Gov in South America is even vaguely threatened, or called to account, by the powers of democracy or the independent powers of the judiciary, then we hear the shrieks of “it's a coup! it's a coup!”

    I am not sure they even know what the word means anymore. It has just become a catch-phrase for the shrill attention-seeking parasites who love hand-outs for nothing whilst they turn a blind-eye to the ever-swelling off-shore accounts of those they slavishly follow.

    How fuckin' tiresome....

    'cos of course, only the 'left' is sainted and walks the true path of the, (ahem! cough/ splutter!), the 'right'eous.....

    Oh Brother!

    Mar 19th, 2016 - 10:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    And the opposition leaders were expelled to kick of the demonstration on Sunday!

    And Lula was acclaimed by hundreds of thousands of people in the demonstration of Friday!

    Mercopress is part of the PIG!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETLxRR0lviU

    Mar 19th, 2016 - 10:35 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Lucifer

    3MM+ took to the streets to support impeachment.

    Dilma Lula and the rest of their cronies will be in jail shortly.

    Good for Brazil!

    Mar 19th, 2016 - 11:20 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    And who takes office? Who has no standing?

    This is the same that burn the Brazil!

    Mar 19th, 2016 - 11:45 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    @4
    Are you saying what I think you are saying, that ALL Brazils politicians are corrupt?

    Mar 19th, 2016 - 03:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    Only the right! PSDB/DEM/PMDB/PRB/PSB

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hr7Uqu6G80&ebc=ANyPxKp0Aqlv7JhEeQz3uKnzT0Ti_1cT6REYGA5q68qPzZ6epiM4z5n3ADALdV337cUg67GvgUTKoLXqT55_SEu-ea4kIbt01g

    “A luta continua”

    Mar 19th, 2016 - 03:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    Play with biased numbers, yanqui, but you know what?

    No pasarán.

    Mar 19th, 2016 - 04:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Lucifer

    Argentina wised up.
    Now Brazil.
    Its happening in Europe, UK
    and the USA

    The citizens of the world is finally waking up to the evils of Collectivism
    moving right
    right as rain

    Mar 19th, 2016 - 05:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    USA? The concentration?

    Mar 19th, 2016 - 06:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    “greeting Lula with thunderous cheers when he was hoisted onto a parked truck” but many were furious when the expected noose to hang the bastard was 'lost' by the PT!

    I see the children have something to shout about again.

    Mar 19th, 2016 - 07:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot

    It was too good that Brazil, for once, had presidents--Lula and Dilma--that governed for the people. They will be no pardon for that sin.
    In regards to corruption, there has been no sentence--only allegations.
    However, corruption has always existed in Brazil and it seems only now the judges and the media discover that such thing exist. In the past not only there was corruption--there was alteration of the constitutional with its sequel of deaths and illegal incarceration and no newspaper or TV channel would bat an eye.

    Mar 20th, 2016 - 03:24 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    They governed for themselves as witnessed by the level of corruption.

    Or did you miss the last several years of reality Enrique?

    Mar 20th, 2016 - 03:41 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    “People are waking up in the USA” = Donald Drumpf

    Say no more.

    Mar 20th, 2016 - 09:56 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Stevie.....do you equate “ALL” Americans as the GOP?

    That's like saying All Argentines support Macri....or All Argentines support cuntlips kirchner.

    We all know that you are a SUPA TUPA, but you can't possibly be that stupid to not know how the candidate selection process goes. But then again, perhaps I am mistaken about you if you think those voting for Trump are representative of ALL Americans.

    Why have you not been playing in the sandbox lately? I miss your insightful emails.

    Mar 20th, 2016 - 01:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Lucifer

    Lula and Dilma have appointed the majority of the chief justices on the Supreme Court, and were perhaps thinking they would get better treatment there. But do not forget that it is the Supreme Court that led the Mensalao political corruption trial that recently sent to jail many politicians for receiving monthly cash payments from the Workers’ Party to vote in favor of government legislation.
    Judge Moro, fearing that Lula was getting away with possible corruption charges, released a series of wiretaps of phone calls made by Lula to President Dilma to a host of other high government officials. Brazilians were shocked to hear him speak with Dilma when a conversation between them was aired on the nightly television news. In the conversation taped on the night of Tuesday, March 15, Dilma tells Lula she is sending him his swearing-in paper that he might need. The implication was that Lula could use the official document to prevent being arrested before he was sworn-in as minister if the Federal Police came for him.

    Mar 20th, 2016 - 03:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • L0B0MAU

    The Brazilian Economic Crisis began when the Minimum Wages increased instead of lowering of the Cost of Living.

    Increasing the Minimum Wages was more easy [immediate but superficial & illusive] than the Lowering of the Cost of Living [long-term, more realistic and effective].

    Despite the above mentioned facts;
    #1º: The wages - mainly of the poor - were increased.
    #2º: Credit-Facilities were increased, made easier and were extended [making Bankers happier!]
    #3º: Excessive number of jobs were created artificially, needlessly & indiscriminately; mainly in the Public-Setcor.

    The IMMEDIATE Results were:
    A:- Creation of an “illusion of boom” and
    B:- Publicising low % of Unemployment.

    Both the tactics worked - SUCCESSFULLY - as an EXCELLENT Political Strategy to gain Popularity & the Sympathy [VOTES] of the MASSES [mainly poor, mostly illiterate, brainwashed, etc.].

    The Policy however failed miserably as an Economic & Commercial Strategy because gradually; EVERYTHING became more expensive due to the higher labour-costs, higher interest-rates and higher taxation.

    Even those who were initially pleased to receive higher salaries; eventually had to spend more due to the still Higher Cost of Living. They eventually realized that they continued to remain poor, ending-up with increased debts - instead of increased bank-balance!

    Unfortunately - ignoring the scandals & corruption - they still remain brainwashed till today!

    Mar 20th, 2016 - 05:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    @2 Brasshole

    Your : “And the opposition leaders were expelled to kick of the demonstration on Sunday!”

    Just goes to show that those wanting the fat cow and the LulaRat in jail, are NOT being influenced by politics or ideology....they simply want all corrupt son's of bitches in jail no matter who....and sadly for you, your heroes are at the top of the list.

    Your : “And Lula was acclaimed by hundreds of thousands of people in the demonstration of Friday!”

    Sure, tens of thousands, but still a piss in the ocean if compared to the 3 million that protested against the LulaRat and his whore on the previous Sunday.....still having trouble with the 'zeroes' ?

    @6 Brasshole
    Your : “Only the right! PSDB/DEM/PMDB/PRB/PSB”

    Wrong . All parties have corrupt politicians in them, but the problem is that of late, the majority of them are in the (left-wing) parties that form the government coalition: PT, PP, PMDB....wake up you blind moron...

    Mar 23rd, 2016 - 06:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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