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Rousseff will claim before UN she is victim of a “coup d'état without weapons”

Thursday, April 21st 2016 - 11:22 UTC
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Embattled Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff will travel to New York in a bid to rally international support against her impeachment, leaving behind a Cabinet paralyzed by political crisis as another minister defected Wednesday. Read full article

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  • LEPRecon

    Stupid woman. The UN won't involve itself in an internal domestic Brazilian matter. Especially when they are following their own Constitution.

    Why do these, no longer so popular, 'populist' socialist leaders insist on humiliating themselves and their counties on the international stage?

    Apr 21st, 2016 - 01:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • L0B0MAU

    What kinds of reactions does he expect from the Int'l. Community & why the trip?
    - a deaf ear?
    - sympathy?
    - intervention?
    - support for becoming popular?
    - to let Lula go scot-free?
    - to improve the image of PT?
    - exile to another country at a price?

    OR is she there for some yet another ulterior motive?

    Apr 21st, 2016 - 02:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • zathras

    Seriously, this is the LEGAL way you get rid of a corrupt President.

    They are just trying to maipulate the language..

    Shouting COUP all the time hoping some stupid people will believe them.

    Apr 21st, 2016 - 04:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    Poor little thing....she'll just prove to the world how stupid and pathetic she is......however, if you want to have a good laugh, just listen to her trying to connect simple sentences and avoid going off at a tangent...should be funny.

    Apr 21st, 2016 - 05:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    Given that the UN approved the argie continental shelf crap she may be on a winner!

    Apr 21st, 2016 - 06:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    She is a victim
    As usual it’s always someone else’s fault.
    .

    Apr 21st, 2016 - 07:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    How embarrassing!

    Apr 22nd, 2016 - 03:42 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • 313toBioBio

    Temer and I blew up our opponent's plane together over Santos and now he turned on me. Traitor

    Apr 22nd, 2016 - 08:08 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • L0B0MAU

    News behind the news - hidden from the Public - something we ALL Do Not know?

    Are the investigations likely to vaporise?

    In spite of the Car-Wash + Brain-Wash + Debates + Statistics + Protests + Experts' Opinions + Predictions + Dramas + Allegations + Accusations + Evidence + Condemnation + Low Popularities [of the Ruling Party AND of the Opposition Alike]:
    - Few [hardly Any] Prosecution,
    - Few [hardly Any] Trials,
    - NO Judgements,
    - NO Verdicts!
    - Few [hardly Any] Sentences?
    - NO Plebiscite?
    - NO Referendum?
    - NO Early Election?
    - NO End?
    - NOTHING?
    - WHY?

    Apr 22nd, 2016 - 10:43 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    ”The story of Brazil’s political crisis, and the rapidly changing global perception of it, begins with its national media. The country’s dominant broadcast and print outlets are owned by a tiny handful of Brazil’s richest families, and are steadfastly conservative. …was that the country’s plutocratic media had spent months inciting those protests (while pretending merely to “cover” them). The protesters were not remotely representative of Brazil’s population….It has now become clear that corruption is not the cause of the effort to oust Brazil’s twice-elected president; rather, corruption is merely the pretext….The country’s elite class and their media organs have failed, over and over, in their efforts to defeat the party at the ballot box. But plutocrats are not known for gently accepting defeat, nor for playing by the rules. What they have been unable to achieve democratically, they are now attempting to achieve anti-democratically: by having a bizarre mix of politicians – evangelical extremists, far-right supporters of a return to military rule, non-ideological backroom operatives – simply remove her from office….It is impossible to convincingly march behind a banner of “anti-corruption” and “democracy” when simultaneously working to install the country’s most corruption-tainted and widely disliked political figures…. fear that the real plan behind Rousseff’s impeachment is to put an end to the ongoing investigation, thus protecting corruption, not punishing it.”
    http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/apr/21/dilma-rousseff-enemies-impeached-brazil

    Apr 22nd, 2016 - 11:46 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • L0B0MAU

    @10 Terence

    You are right!

    Among many other nefarious activities, it is Highly Likely that through different movements & actions - Pro & Against One Party or Another - some potent forces are active behind the backs of the countrymen - by “not-so-democratic” means:
    - to use the media for Mass-Brainwash
    - to negotiate among themselves for a greater Power-Grab
    - to facilitate more corruption
    - to cover their tracks & hide the facts
    - to limit the social media for restricting activities which do not favor them.

    After all; there are no saints - and NO Patriots - in the “Business of Politics”!

    Apr 22nd, 2016 - 02:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    The facts - rampant corruption, incompetence, high inflation, thousands of companies closing down, increasing unemployment, reduction in the GDP, populist policies (crumbs to the poor to keep them quiet and to prompt them to support the Govt), unsound economic policy (reflected by the indexes published by the Govt), lies, inexistence of decent public services (health, education, urban transport, infrastructure), high taxes with little or no return, and virtually anything dependent upon Federal funding - speak for themselves. Nothing like experiencing it, to recognize it when you see it.

    Apr 22nd, 2016 - 05:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    12 Jack Bauer
    “The actual improprieties named in the impeachment charges — balancing the federal budget by reducing and delaying transfers of funds to a government-owned development bank — are relatively minor. Under most conditions, they wouldn’t lead to impeachment. As legislators spoke one by one on Sunday night, though, they largely ignored the actual charges…Impeachment is not a popularity contest. In 1993, Brazil held an unusual constitutional referendum to decide whether to switch from a presidential to a parliamentary system of government. If the referendum had passed, Rousseff would have been a prime minister, and Brazil’s parliament would have used a vote of no confidence to fire her Sunday. But the referendum didn’t pass, and Brazil’s president can be dismissed only for a limited number of offenses …
    because presidents and parliaments don’t have a way to fire each other when cooperation fails. By misusing the impeachment process, Brazil’s parliament has solved this problem. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2016/04/20/is-the-impeachment-trial-of-brazils-dilma-rousseff-a-coup/

    ”Unlike many who voted against her, President Rousseff has not been named in corruption investigations. ..the legal basis of the impeachment claim, so-called “fiscal peddling” (pedaladas fiscais), a dubious but widely practiced budgeting manoeuvre in which repayment to government lenders is delayed…Many leading legal scholars do not think this meets the Brazilian constitution’s standard of “crime of responsibility” required to open impeachment proceedings—and most agree, in any case, that the vice president is equally liable.”
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2016/04/20/is-the-impeachment-trial-of-brazils-dilma-rousseff-a-coup/

    Apr 22nd, 2016 - 06:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Lucifer

    13. If she doctored a public company's books in similar fashion she'd be in jail.

    “Good riddance to bad rubbish!”

    Apr 22nd, 2016 - 07:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • :o))

    Looks like - in spite of her Miserable Performance, Incompetence, Mismanagement, Low Popularity [High Popularity among the ignorant masses] & Scandals-Drowned Ruling Party - she still has a few more lies & a few more jokes to tell!

    But are there still any listeners? :o))

    Apr 22nd, 2016 - 08:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    @13 T.Hill
    So in your opinion, “balancing the budget” through illegal manouevres (unauthorized loans, without Congress' knowledge) “are relatively minor”.....that is tantamount to saying a woman is only a “little pregnant”.....
    Either the Government follows the Law and abandons the defence that they committed no crime based on the fact previous governments also resorted to this practise (although in a fraction of the scale that Dilma did) or, the Govt is allowed do what it wants, without giving any satisfaction to the people, and that is the end of it, period.
    Regardless of the accusations on which the impeachment process is being based, re which I am inclined to agree that might be playing too big a part of the process, her responsibility in the crisis, her party's involvement in the Petrolão (continuation of the “Mensalão”), and Brazil's loss of confidence in the international community, are undeniable, and are more than sufficient reason for the people who put her there, to now want her out. Her popularity has long sunk to under 10%, her (and Lula's) rejection is over 70%, and she has completely lost all credibility, so getting rid of her is the best option.

    Apr 23rd, 2016 - 04:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    16 Jack Bauer: “So in your opinion” Wrong yet again as I haven't proffered one. I have simply shown what two professional journalists from the Boston Review and The Washington Post expertise reveals. So don't shoot the messenger.

    Apr 23rd, 2016 - 09:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Lucifer

    Terry or as he's more commonly known as Stupid Canuck3 doesn't see how much of a hypocrite he is.

    Boston Review and WAPO “experts”
    How do you figure?

    Stupid Canuck3

    Apr 24th, 2016 - 12:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    18 Lucifer aka yankeeboy “I don't recognize the UN”
    Nobodies claiming you have insight let alone far sightedness, so completely you're predictable.
    Nobody cares what you recognise, what's important is that you are revealed in your true light, as a dumb, low-life lying racist bigot. Thanks, I couldn't have accomplished so much without your invaluable contributions dummy, chortle, chortle.
    http://en.mercopress.com/2016/04/23/rousseff-s-bid-for-international-support-backfiring

    Apr 24th, 2016 - 02:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    @17 T.Hill
    No intention of shooting the messenger.....but just goes to show you never have an opinion - of your own - on anything. Always quoting other people's.
    And just because the two journalists are from the BR and the WP, doesn't mean they are necessarily right...after all, they are only expressing “their” opinions - which you obviously subscribe to.
    On the other hand, it is unfortunate that they consider “balancing the budget through illegal manouevres” as “relatively minor”....I'd like to know what they'd think about it if practiced in the US....Brazilians, generally speaking, have a distorted idea of what respecting the Law means, which is probably why many don't think twice to classify it as unimportant...

    Apr 24th, 2016 - 04:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    20 Jack Bauer
    “doesn't mean they are necessarily right.” There probably a lot closer to being correct than someone who is anti-democratic bandying his personal unsupported opinion. Meanwhile the beat goes on.
    ”Deputy Speaker of the Lower House Limits Investigation of Cunha and Paves Way for Its Cancellation
    ..the deputy speaker of the Lower House, Waldir Maranhão (PP-MA) announced on Tuesday (19) harsh limitations on the Ethics Comittee investigation of the speaker and pointed errors taking a decisive step towards the cancellation of the entire process.
    An ally of Cunha, Maranhão was responsible for the cancelling of the first report against the Lower House speaker. Now, he extends the restraints to the committee, greatly limiting the investigations - among other things, preventing the committee from considering as evidence a large part of the Operation Lava Jato investigations.
    In his main decision, he forbids the committee from using documents or any kind of evidence that does not concern the suspicion that Cunha lied to the Petrobras Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry (CPI) in March 2015. At the time, he denied having offshore bank accounts.”
    http://www1.folha.uol.com.br/internacional/en/brazil/2016/04/1763008-deputy-speaker-of-the-lower-house-limits-investigation-of-cunha-and-paves-way-for-its-cancellation.shtml

    Apr 24th, 2016 - 05:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    @21 T.Hill
    Seems we also disagree on the definition of anti-democratic. It is clear you are somewhat limited and have trouble in accepting the fact that people can come to their own conclusions, or, can form an opinion of their own, instead of - like you - being influenced by others because they cannot think for themselves. Pls don't waste any more of my time.

    Apr 24th, 2016 - 07:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    22 Jack Bauer
    Talking about “they are only expressing “their” opinions” Oops!
    5 Mainstream Media Outlets Calling out the Power Grab in Brazil
    http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/5-Mainstream-Media-Outlets-Calling-out-the-Power-Grab-in-Brazil-20160423-0024.html

    Apr 24th, 2016 - 07:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    Oops ! what is it in “Pls don't waste any more of my time” that you didn't understand ?

    Apr 24th, 2016 - 09:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    18 Lucifer aka yankeeboy
    “experts” How do you figure? Simple check a dictionary, a journalist is paid to research and write about various subjects. Whereas, you are the antonym of the word since you're incapable of writing anything that is reliant on proof, and therefor true.
    ex·pert noun 1. a person who has a comprehensive and authoritative knowledge of or skill in a particular area.

    Apr 24th, 2016 - 11:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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