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Dilma admits many problems plague Brazil but refuses to talk about corruption in her party

Wednesday, August 20th 2014 - 09:50 UTC
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Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff acknowledged “many problems and challenges” still plague the country's woeful heath system but defended her record on the economy and education on a live 15-minute interview on the Globo television network's nightly news. Read full article


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  • Gabriel Tolentino

    Well done article, very close to what happened on the interview.
    I'm not a Worker's Party voter. It was fun to see attacks to the 'presidenta' live.
    Nevertheless, as our 1992 impeached president said. It's all a “pantomima”, meaning a big circus (theater)

    Gabriel Tolentino, JD

    Aug 20th, 2014 - 03:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • 313toBioBio

    Shooting fish in a bucket is shorting chileans stocks with argentina becoming a failed state. The bovespa has to get wrecked soon too. Everyone was so surprised by the lef't's mismangement in south america...except for the people who live in them.

    Aug 20th, 2014 - 03:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    If they don't get rain soon people in SP and Rio are going to be dropping like flies.
    They all must me a little loony drinking the poisoned water as it is now...

    Aug 20th, 2014 - 07:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    If the fat-ass has nothing to hide, if her party's top members who are now in jail, are innocent, if the PT is not corrupt, if she was not an urban guerrilla fighter - nice name for muderer, kidnapper etc - then why is she - and her party - so afraid of talkng about corruption, of allowing the Senate to authorize the Military to form their own truth commission and publish their findings.... she is scared shitless, and when you see her stuttering, losing track of what she's saying, it is obvious what a joke she is.

    Aug 20th, 2014 - 09:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Gabriel Tolentino

    “Brazil is not a serious country” Charles de Gaulle.

    Aug 23rd, 2014 - 10:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    @5, dead on. The indignant reaction from the Brazilian government at the time (early 60's) was a joke...but de Gaulle's quip (that Brazil was not serious) wasn't. In the mid 80's, after the country had been returned to civilian rule, even Pelé (soccer player) was hounded because he had stated “Brazilians don't know how to vote”, referring to the fact that the people voted for whoever promised the most, regardless of the obvious impossibility of complying. Today, most educated Brazilians would agree with both statements, which go hand-in-hand with the phrase coined by an Australian journalist about 30 years ago, “Brazil, the country of the future”....the 'then' future is now 'past', and Brazil is no closer to a decent future.

    Aug 24th, 2014 - 06:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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