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Rousseff begins second term promising economic recovery and anti-corruption crusade

Thursday, January 1st 2015 - 05:24 UTC
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Brazil’s President, Dilma Rousseff, 67, began her second term Thursday, January first vowing to rein in government spending to curb inflation and pull Latin America’s largest economy out of a four-year slump. Read full article


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  • Tik Tok

    Same shit different day from the PT party, Brazil in for a shocking year

    Jan 03rd, 2015 - 01:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    Dilma must have begged a lot to get a US State visit ater she hysterically canceled the last one.
    She must be in dire straights to come on her knees to beg us for a FTA.
    Make no mistake that is exactly why she's here.

    Jan 03rd, 2015 - 01:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    DumbAssDilma's speech can be condensed as:

    “I know I fucked up the first time around but I'll try not to do it again: honest.”

    THAT would have been more honest than all the claptrap she came out with.

    Jan 03rd, 2015 - 04:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    a “national pact against corruption.”
    “We have to create mechanisms so that this never happens again,”

    She knew this was necessary years ago.
    Now she must do it for real.

    Jan 03rd, 2015 - 06:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • welshyakusa

    @3 totally agree with you......But 2 words not to be used in the same sentence.....Dilma & Honest. Would like to think this time will be different but really can't see it. “What do you expect from a pig except a grunt”

    Jan 04th, 2015 - 12:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    “More than anybody, I know Brazil needs to resume growth“ says Dilma...
    ” The first steps of this journey are an overhaul of public accounts, increasing domestic savings, beefing up investments and improving productivity,” she said in her inaugural address to Congress.

    And she promised to undertake the belt-tightening in a way that minimizes the pain for average Brazilians who rely on the government for social welfare benefits.

    The above verbal diarrhoea contrasts with her actions.....considering the Government's internal deficit in 2014 ( R$ 20 Billion, instead of a R$ 99 billion superavit) and 2014 being the first year in the past 2 decades that the country's foreign trade balance ended up negative, the opposition questioned the New Year party to be thrown by Brasília's local (PT) government (for the dozens of thousands of PT supporters flowing in to Brasilia from the northeastern States), due to the unnecessary cost , estimated at R$ 1.6 million.....However, Dilma and the PT, afraid that if the party were cancelled, there would be no-one present at her inauguration speech on the 1st January, went ahead with it. Screw the cost !
    And as she has already made clear, the belt-tightening will NOT be at the cost of the expensive and badly run Federal Public Sector, including the irresponsible manner in which the government handouts are administered, but at the cost of essential infrastructure investments. Her government will do whatever it takes to maintain the PT's popularity, because to them, that is all that matters.

    Jan 04th, 2015 - 06:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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