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Peaceful massive protests against Rousseff on Sunday throughout Brazil

Monday, March 16th 2015 - 11:00 UTC
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Over one million demonstrators marched in cities and towns across Brazil to protest a sluggish economy, rising prices and corruption, and some even calling for the impeachment of populist President Dilma Rousseff. The marches on Sunday come as Brazil struggles to overcome economic and political malaise and pick up the pieces of a boom that crumbled once Rousseff took office in 2011. Read full article


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  • juliano

    the donkey elite of Brazil manipulated by globo tv (American) went shame again. all in Brazil know that the United States are behind the manifestations through this tv ... hahahaha ...

    Mar 16th, 2015 - 11:24 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Brasileiro, is that you!

    Mar 16th, 2015 - 11:45 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 1 Venezuela puppet

    I think you must be on the wrong post with that stupid, stupid comment.

    Brasso changed his tag, has he?

    Mar 16th, 2015 - 11:45 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    Next years Olympic games should be interesting !

    Mar 16th, 2015 - 01:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    If she hasn't run out of 'other people's money ' by then.

    Mar 16th, 2015 - 01:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CabezaDura2

    In my opinion Dilma has far more humanity in her than CFK. Even her policies and practises are more and more looking like the ones of the Argentine tyrant

    Mar 16th, 2015 - 01:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    Dilma saying she didn't know about the corruption is as bad as being part of it.
    Its a lie of course
    But does that mean she was not doing her job there either?

    Wait until they can't pay the slumdwellers and peasants to keep quiet.
    Then we'll see some fun.

    Mar 16th, 2015 - 02:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    @1 Juliano ??? who the fuck are you ? part of the brASSHOLE group ?? sounds like it. You can get rid of your name, but your stupidity sticks to you like flies on shit !

    @2 CD2
    Dilma may appear to be less arrogant than CFK, but's it's only in appearance. Under that thick PuTrid skin, is an arrogant b*tch who thinks she's the bees' knees, manipulated by an even more arrogant SOB named Lulla, and who had the nerve to recently appear on TV and tell us that in 1961, when she and her guerilla group took up in arms, first against the democratically elected government, then against the Military, she was fighting for 'democracy'.......a bloody joke, since their manifest objective then, as now, was to establish a Cuban-style regime in Brazil.....there is no humanity in that fat B ! It's just a ruse to try to make people feel sorry for her.....

    Mar 16th, 2015 - 05:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    @ 1 juliano
    Of course it is, it’s completely obvious.

    Its subliminal messages from the adverts, carried directly to the brain by EM radiation from the screen.

    You need to wrap your head in Aluminium foil then cling film, if you can still hear the TV stick your head in a bucket of water quick and keep it there for at least 5 minutes, then you will have nothing to worry about.

    A London cabbie told me that so it must be true.

    Mar 16th, 2015 - 05:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • juliano

    an ass like you do not know anything about politics. these attacks petrobras and dilma are for the Brazil open the pre-salt for American companies. you guys think we do not know that ??? idiots like you guys find that run the world as they want, but it is near to end.

    Mar 17th, 2015 - 10:25 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Oooooh! you are angry aren't you dear?

    Is it that because Petrobras and the government have been stealing your money?
    Nothing to do with American companies. All that corruption is home--grown.

    Mar 17th, 2015 - 12:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • axel arg

    DILMA ROUSSEFF (2015-2019).
    I understand and respect the fact that many brasilians aren't happy with the second government of dilma, in fact, i don't ignore that brasil is going through a long period of economic stagnation, beside, inflation increased in the last months, however, there is something that many people haven't understood yet. If it soposes that they are so democrat, then they will have to respect the fact that dilma was elected by the 51,5% of brasilians to rule brasil for 4 years untill 2019, and she was chosen to find a solution to the problems of the nation, then, all cretins who want her out of the govenrment, don't have any moral authority to reject the decision taken by most brasilians WHO CHOSE HER TO RULE THE NATION UNTILL 2019. If they are so unhappy with dilma, they won't have any other alternative, and they''ll have to wait untill she finishes her second administration, in order to choose a new president, if they still don't understand it, is because actually democracy isn't what they want for brasil.
    Despite all the legitimate critics that anybody can make for her government, dilma rousseff isn't only a good president, she is also a great woman, like cristina and michelle. It's well knowm that many cretins won't admit that before lula and dilma, brasil wasn't in absolut a better country than now, all those reactionaries who insult her and lula, won't never forgive them the fact that both took more than 40000000 of people out from poverty, and it's the best legacy that pt can leave for brasilians, in fact, the country has the lowest unemployment level in many years. I know that people don't live of memories, but it's necesary to criticise the mistakes committed by the government, and recognize all the achievements that society could get in all these years, because we must be honest, not hypocrite.

    Mar 17th, 2015 - 04:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • 313toBioBio

    12. -The poor you mention are only as good as bolsa familia not going bankrupt.
    - Cristina a good woman? She used aerolineas argentinas as her piggy bank and used her hotel to shake the nation down.
    -you have kirchnerism to thank for the worst humanitarian crisis in argentine's modern history. The people in miseria will be fed whatever cristina and wall street decide.
    -collapse in Real just proves that these leaders have a reckoning day soon.
    -Cristina a good woman for making the country into a monsanto testing ground and profit center and then pocketing all the profit?
    - A good woman for keeping her country's failed economic model alive with some chinese debt and making fun of the chinese accent?
    Why is your bar so low?

    Mar 17th, 2015 - 05:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • axel arg

    If i were a hypocrite like you, i wouldn't recognize the mistakes committed by the governments, in fact, in my comment 12 i talked about it. If i were a cretin, i would make too partial lectures, as you did.
    I discussed in planty of opportunities about the mistakes committed by cristina's government, but it's really hard to talk to hypocrite people, who just see what is convenient for them, and make mischievous lectures, based on too partial information.
    If you don't think that c. f. k. is a great woman, i respect it, but only a hypocrite wouldn't recognzie all the achievements that workers could get thanks to kirchnerism, however, it doesnt mean that we don't have to admit that some things aren't good. In fact, beyond all the millions of citizens who could get a job, we still have many compatriots who live in terrible condictions, and many of them are victim of institutional violence. Anyway, for what i read in your comment, i can see that we have deep ideological differences, that's why we won't never agree on many issues, i resepect your opinion, but i'm glad of being too different from you.

    Mar 17th, 2015 - 05:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    @10 JulianASSHOLE,
    That's right...keep on gobbling up the PT shit propaganda..You and your equally stupid cronies aren't smart enough to see through their lies.

    @12 Axel Arg,
    While I have always thought you just blow a lot of hot air, I had a bit of respect for's called agreeing to disagree. But NOW, you have really managed to make me think you are not much better than the other Argie trolls...
    You state that the fact that she was elected by 51,5 % of the voters - NOTE : NOT 51,5 % of the population - she has the right to remain in power until the end of 2018. Well, considering that 30 million of those who voted for her are people on the 'dole', improductive beings that suck off the State, it is obvious that she today, is supported by a small minority of the population. But ok, to all effects, she was legitimately elected, so she has the right to stay where she is, PROVIDED she does not ruin the country through incomPeTence and stubbornness....On the other hand, although the proof that she was involved, directly or indirectly , in the Petrobras corruption scandal, has not yet surfaced, there is plenty of evidence that at least, she was aware of it....and just rolled over, to please Lulla.....If and when this proof surfaces, she CAN be impeached, ending the PT dream of turning Brazil into a rotten Bolivarian paradise. But if you want to defend her and your darling CFK, be my guest.

    Mar 17th, 2015 - 05:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    One of the advantages of the UK system of government, like Paraguay, a government can be got rid of at any time, it only requires a majority vote in Parliament.

    Mar 17th, 2015 - 06:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    @16 Pugol-H
    That's why, about 10 years ago, when the system of government in Brazil was put to a popular referendum - Parliamentary Monarchy versus the 'then', and current system (Presidential) - the politicians managed to convince the uninformed majority of the population to leave things as they were...We wouldn't really need the Monarchy, the remnants of which were and are a sorry lot, but a Parliamentary system would be welcome. It would better define the politicians' responsibilities, as well as make them listen to their constituents.

    Mar 17th, 2015 - 06:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • 313toBioBio

    @14 Why are the achievements for workers under Kirchnerism of importance when the real disaster is just beginning? The state is still intact. I guess we have strong ideological differences because I am thinking long term. Like the first quarter of the next president when the books are opened and we see the winners are a few...not the descamisados, not the chinese. Running Kirchnerismo is a regime that knows its days are numbered with 0 importance on leaving behind anything short of catastrophe. Timerman and Kiciloff can easily be exiled and that's how they manage the economy. Total control before total chaos.

    Mar 17th, 2015 - 09:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip


    Yes it is the United States.

    Nothing you can do to change that.

    Mar 18th, 2015 - 01:10 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Hepatia You believe that Dilma took up arms against democratic government in 1961 - when she was 12 years old. So, what was their revolutionary demands - “bubble gum for the masses?” I would like to be able to say that can't make this sort of stuff up - but you can and do.

    The truth is that Dilma resisted a foreign regime and, so, is a Brazilian patriot. I think every Brazilian should ask their politicians what they did in response to the regime. And I would be interested to know what you did - were you a resister? I think not. I think that you lacked the initiative and energy to raise yourself off your poolside recliner to do anything at all. Such is the life of the indolent, the slothful, rich!

    If it has been the aim of the PT to make a new Cuba in Brazil then why, given that they have been in power for 12 years, have they completely failed to do so? Could it because this aim is nothing more than one of your straw men?

    Mar 18th, 2015 - 03:49 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    A foreign regime?

    Who invaded?

    Amazing how, in Latin America, it is never the fault of the country that hosts the military dictatorship. But always someone else because they “supported it”.

    Which is interesting, because then that can be extrapolated to Argentina and Brazil being at fault for Venezuela's slide into chaos because they support the government there.

    In the future I predict (probably within 25 years) that the blame for Iran, China and Russia's autocratic governments will be laid at the door of Argentina; who is currently a very keen supporter and friend of those governments.

    Mar 18th, 2015 - 07:32 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Very good points, Skip.

    Worth thinking on.

    Mar 18th, 2015 - 10:02 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    @20 Hippy
    Before you open your mouth, why don't you engage your brain ?
    Although Dilma, born in 1947, did not join the actual urban guerrilla warfare in 1961, she was - at 14 years old - despite her upper middle-class upbringing, already moving in political activist movements, against the democratically elected government ; this was 3 (three) years before the Military took over. In 1963, she married her first husband, a dissident from the Communist Party, and from then on, got deeper and deeper into anti-govermnment actions, until in 1964, the Military became her enemy.
    No idea where you get the notion that she fought against , or as you say, “resisted a foreign regime”....are you completely daft ? what 'foreign' regime would that be ? The Martians ? She was no patriot, just a dissatisfied usurper, who tried to get her way through the use of violence.
    To answer your question, what did I do ? At the time I was not rich, I was just a pre-University student, just carried on with my life, without the slightest need to resist.....resist what ? the Military who had just freed us from the prospect of becoming a communist country ? You Hippy, obviously have it in for anyone who is successful in life, as a result of hard work, as seems you must be poor, rather ignorant, and find it easier to blame the others for your misfortunes.....
    The fact that PT has not suceeded in turning Brazil into another Cuba, is quite simple.....Congress, for what it's worth, may be infested with corrupt rats, but in general they do not share the PT Bolivarian dream, and have been systematically blocking the PT's efforts to do so. In May 2014, Dilma signed a Decree Law , # 8.243 - without consulting Congress - which was an attempt to reduce Congress' power and pass it on to 'popular' councils, limiting private propert ownership, etc....Congress told her, in no uncertain way, it wasn't going to happen. That's it. Go get a life !

    Mar 18th, 2015 - 03:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • axel arg

    Don't lie, you have never respected me not even a bit, in fact, a few months ago, you insulted me when i said that i admired lula and dilma.
    As far as i'm concerned, although i don't agree on most you think, i respect your opinions. In my opinion i think it's evident that you are one of those who won't never forgive lula and dilma for having taken millions of brasilians out from poverty, thats' why, the only one thing you can do, is to talk about those people in a despective way.
    TOBIOBIO: I have heard about future economic disasters for argentina, for the last ten years, however nothing happens fortunatelly, then i think you should find better arguments, instead of believing so easily the distorted information from hegemonical press.

    Mar 21st, 2015 - 08:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    @24 Axel,
    Quite frankly I don't remember having INSULTED you, but then again, that all depends what you consider an insult. To be honest with you, I repeat that I think you blow a lot of hot air, as you are not entirely familiar with Brazil and it's dirty politics, yet you try to sound as though you were.

    It is obvious we have VERY different opinions on Dilma and Lula , and it is convenient for you to say you admire them, because you don't need to live with their incompetence.....with their approval rate down to 13 %, looks like a lot of people are finally waking yup... I suggest that you do, too.
    As to the tiring - and WRONG - argument that it was Lula who has taken millions of Brazilians out of poverty, I have already pointed out to Hippy, obviously someone with the same mindset as yours, that it was the end of inflation, conducted by FHC while Finance Minister to Itamar Franco, in July 1994 ...with their salaries now worth something, the workers started to realize what an economy without inflation could offer them. Lula just capitalized on this, despite the fact his 2002 campaign motto “Fome Zero” , which propelled him to the top, was a monumental fiasco - it ended 2 years later, under a cloud of corruption. If Lula was so good for Brazil, I'm sorry but I really fail to see where. So far he and Dilma have managed to keep themselves protected from all the corruption - the “mensalão”, uncovered in 2005 and finally tried in 2012 (with Lula's cronies going to jail), the “Petrolão” (Petrobrás corruption scheme, whereby billions have been stolen - USD 200 million, by the PT, alone - and Dilma, although head of the company from 2003 to 2010, 'knew nothing' about it), just two examples of the good they've done to Brazil. Inflation is creeping back, and the economy is in a shambles ; And the next scandal, in the making, has to do with billions in irresponsible loans by the BNDES... just wait and see.

    Mar 22nd, 2015 - 07:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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