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Rousseff, ever so weakened and isolated warns of “anti democratic adventures”

Saturday, July 18th 2015 - 08:10 UTC
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Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff told regional peers on Friday there is no room for “anti-democratic adventures” in South America, a day after the speaker of Brazil's lower house said he was weighing legal arguments for her impeachment. Speaking to the heads of state of Mercosur, Rousseff said political leaders should strive for dialogue to resolve ideological differences. Read full article


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  • Briton

    there is no room for “anti-democratic adventures” in South America,

    How the brain washed indoctrinated views democracy is a joke in its self.

    Jul 18th, 2015 - 10:37 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    Do you know what the problem of the Englishmen? They think with the stomach and talk with the intestines.

    MercoPress, this news is stuck. The “Owner of lower house” is falling rotten and you making aim at the wrong target.

    Jul 18th, 2015 - 11:10 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    Brasso dear, do try and post something intelligent as we do not understand your rantings.

    Jul 18th, 2015 - 02:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    South America's concept of democracy should be the subject of a Ken Burn's documentary. Can anyone tell me when a member of the legislative body initiates impeachment anti democracy? These corrupt Latin Lameass Losers need to realize that the rules that placed in power.....the very ones they abused, are also the very same rules that will be used to remove them.

    The Petrobas news is non-stop. 1/2 billion dollar tax settlement, selling off more assets......get this....trying to sell a 100 year bond....WTF??!!?? More politician arrests. It's really become quite a show. Between Venezuela, Argentina and's a regular 3 ring circus. And that poor muppet Brasshole....always drinking the cool aid. I wonder if she ever grew a pair of balls to criticize her own government.....if she is even allowed. I think these programmed trolls are not allowed or not to get angry and complain about their government.

    Jul 18th, 2015 - 02:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    The Brazil Nuts are clearly living up to their name.

    Democracy and Brazil, an oxymoron just like 'military intelligence'.

    Jul 18th, 2015 - 05:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Men are men,
    The rest are just

    Jul 18th, 2015 - 07:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    5 ChrisR
    I'd be very careful of criticizing anyone or anything with your very shaky résumé, showing your morbid preoccupation with the use of firearms and and the desire to kill people, to wit:
    #1. “extra-judicial killings are necessary when the normal course of the law is ignored”
    #14. “Are you allowed to shoot the perp as he is running away, ”
    #20 “If it were my decision, ALL drug dealers after one PROVED conviction would be shot by the police if they were caught with dealing quantities again. And I mean right there and then wherever they are. END OF”

    Jul 18th, 2015 - 07:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @7. The WORLD needs the certainty of appropriate PUNISHMENT. I have a list of EXECUTIONS. Want to argue? KIRCHNER is FIRST!

    Jul 18th, 2015 - 07:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    8 Conqueror
    As I just wrote “political neanderthals, with your knee-jerk reactions, that are based solely on humble personal and uninformed opinions.” Who should turn up right on cue but one of the leading neanderthals.

    Jul 18th, 2015 - 07:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    Rats fleeing the sinking ship.

    Won't be long now and it should be fun to watch.

    Jul 18th, 2015 - 08:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    10 yankeeboy
    Ah ha another political neanderthal, so the three amigos are all here dispensing their enlightened words of wisdom.

    Jul 18th, 2015 - 09:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 7 Terence Hill

    December 14th 2013 no less.

    Read it again, it has my recommendation to you which still stands “Go ahead, be my guest, knock yourself out. But if you don’t like my views, DON’T READ THEM.”

    Of course, only being able to criticize people due to your utter lack of worldly experience resulting in a stymied intellect just makes the rest of us pity you.

    Having records that go back that far just to score points reinforces the judgement that being in America but NOT an American (I suspect) compounds matters further you pathetic little creature.

    Jul 18th, 2015 - 09:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    Terence @11

    Haha, got it in one!

    Jul 18th, 2015 - 10:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    12 ChrisR
    What's important is you can't refute the truth of my post, nor can you deny making the those statements. “..being in America but NOT an American..” What are you blathering about? your just so right-wing wacko Brit. Well my “stymied intellect” is sufficient to expose you for what you are, and if I'm pathetic what do you think you are. ROTFLMFAO

    Jul 18th, 2015 - 11:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    14. I've been right so many times on this board its getting boring. When you catch up let me know.

    Nothing is worse than a no-brained prog.

    Jul 19th, 2015 - 10:14 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 13 Skip

    Do you really mean that comment or are you winding The Brainless One up?

    Jul 19th, 2015 - 12:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @9. Fortunately, I am an Englishman and therefore beyond your comprehension. Somewhat like a cockroach trying to comprehend a human being. Four hundred and ten years of leading the world and then we couldn't be bothered anymore. And it's gone downhill ever since.
    @14. It's quite amazing what you've made out of your crass “comment” @7. You start by pontificating as though you are automatically correct and in a position to pontificate. Based on reliable evidence, the police aren't going to turn up to a homicide for 48 hours because of the need to process the speeding “offences” first. So you'd just let a murderer get away with it, would you? And what's wrong with killing drug dealers? How many do each of them kill? So each one is a mass murderer. You do know how they operate, don't you? But chances are they only get punished for supply. Some reason they shouldn't be punished for everything else they've done?

    Seems you have the attitudes of a lefty, do-gooding, blind wimp. Who are the direct cause of most of the world's current problems. I thought that, in 1939/40, we'd learned that appeasement and “understanding” doesn't work. It's perceived as weakness. Much like being imprisoned for 6 months for stealing the peoples' money and being let out after a couple of weeks. Yes, I'm talking about MPs. Legally, hamstrung by interfering stupid Europeans, what's wrong with doing what's necessary to keep thieving, scrounging, migrant foreigners out? Proper British citizens lining the threatened coastline and relevant roads with their rifles.

    Democracy is, after all, government by the people. How can the administration of justice by a citizen be wrong? Logically, the people of Britain are entitled to carry, and use, weapons provided they are intellectually capable. How much more polite and law-abiding society would be. Law-abiding citizen approached by a yob demanding his wallet and mobile phone. Citizen shoots yob through the head. What's wrong?

    Jul 19th, 2015 - 12:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    17 Conqueror
    Thank you for confirming you're a neanderthal, it explains completely your irrational thought processes. You may well be English, but you are a really a primitive troll. One more that infests this forum judging by all the droppings you leave around this must be the internet cave you all live in.

    Jul 19th, 2015 - 02:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    The English are rude! This is the truth that your ears do not listen.

    Jul 19th, 2015 - 03:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tik Tok

    Terrence refute that Brazil (and South America) are actually great bastions of democratic rule which so clearly they are far from it.
    All you can do is name call everyone as a neanderthal, stop being a child.

    Jul 19th, 2015 - 03:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    Today Brazil gives evidence that besides being the most peaceful country in the world, is also the most active and lucid democracy.

    Jul 19th, 2015 - 04:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    20 Tik Tok
    I have never made any political claims about Brazil. In fact it is you numbnuts who is implying that it is not a “great bastion of democratic rule”. Therefor, it you who bear's the Burden of Proof There is no onus on me under the rules of logic to refute your assertion.

    Jul 19th, 2015 - 04:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    @22 Italian Far West

    You're a smart guy. I'm here two years ago and I never realized your existence.

    Strange perceptions. It sounds to me like “Deja vu”.

    Jul 19th, 2015 - 05:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • NFLD

    your Sunday funny on something compeltely unrelated ..............

    Venezuelans are not exactly the most gracious losers, despite having so much practice at it.

    This from the PanAm games yesterday. The tipo that struck out to finish the game didn't even have the sense to grab the correct leg when he dove.

    Venezuela ......... keeping it classy for 194 years.

    Jul 19th, 2015 - 07:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    “Today Brazil gives evidence that besides being the most peaceful country in the world, is also the most active and lucid democracy.”

    Now there is a windup if I have ever seen it!

    Jul 19th, 2015 - 11:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tik Tok

    Don't talk crap, the last article which I sw you comment on in the past you crapped on about Neves is a cocaine dealer, you do make claims about Brazil politics.
    You are a liar as well as a child and once again you can't say anything for or against the actual article refuting or supporting it, you revert to name calling.

    Jul 20th, 2015 - 01:43 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    26 Tik Tok
    I'm not personally particularly interested in politics in Brazil or else where. What piques my interest is bullies and arrogance, and any behavior that encroaches on my sense of fair play. You can't show one instance of me misrepresenting a factual issue, if you can't then man-up and apologize. Sorry that wouldn't be possible for someone like you, so lacking in ethics. “you can't say anything for or against the actual article refuting or supporting it”. Well here's the proof of pudding, most of my postings have links verifying my claims, I don't recall you ever posting any ink to support your nonsense.

    Jul 20th, 2015 - 02:25 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tik Tok

    Terrence - I don't have to put a link, it's so very obvious, do you read articles about what's going on??? You are just like Brasileiro living in a different world if you can't discern that there are many problems in many of these socialist paradise's in South America including Brazil.
    You are beyond reason if you post that you're not particularly interested in politics - then you go and post a comment in this article and others when the article is about politics???? Are you mental?

    Jul 20th, 2015 - 04:47 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 28 Tik Tok

    I think The Brainless One must be a relative of Stevie, aka 'Breakdowns R Us'.

    What is it with these idiots, they just cannot see how up themselves they are?

    Jul 20th, 2015 - 12:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    28 Tik Tok
    “I don't have to put a link,” You most certainly do otherwise you're not able to comply with the most elementary basics of debating. All you're producing is an unsupported opinion, which like derrières everyone has. So you stick your opinion where the sun doesn't shine as it's utterly irrelevant without proof. “Are you mental” It's as I stated, not the issue, but the arrogance of some ignorant SOB, like yourself who deserves have his clock stopped.
    29 ChrisR
    Oh go and play with your Freudian toys, while you drool over the prospect of killing someone, psychopath.

    Jul 20th, 2015 - 03:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tik Tok

    Terrence oh brainless one, if you don't like politics why do you comment, you have no arguments, just verbal diarrhea and namecalling is your modus operandi. Get a life you loser. Go read the paper.

    Jul 20th, 2015 - 06:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    31 Tik Tok“
    You obviously have a reading comprehension problem. ”you don't like politics“ as have never stated that. Once more, for the lame and the blind what I've stated is ”I'm not personally particularly interested in politics. ... ...What piques my interest is bullies and arrogance, and any behavior that encroaches on my sense of fair play”. Additionally, I love to nail ass-holes like you.

    Jul 20th, 2015 - 07:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tik Tok

    This is where you are really weird Terrence, this is a site to comment on politics not to talk about your sexual tendancies where you “love to nail ass-holes”. This is a news site not a porn site. Loser.

    Jul 20th, 2015 - 07:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    33 Tik Tok
    For someone who can't spell or comprehend English, or understands the criteria of a debate, let alone present a reasoned argument. Also, doesn't understand the word nailed except in his own narrow and limited interpretation.
    Thus: nail verb 2 informal expose (someone) as deceitful or criminal; catch or arrest : have you nailed the killer? • expose (a lie or other instance of deception).
    So you're hardly in a position to be calling anyone a loser, as you're way, way behind the eight-ball.

    Jul 20th, 2015 - 07:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 33 Tik Tok

    The Brainless One has overlooked the Freudian slip!

    You have to laugh at this idiot AND he keeps giving us more ammunition!

    Oh oh, he will be claiming my so called 'killing everybody' has come to the fore. Ha, ha, ha.

    Jul 20th, 2015 - 09:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    “has overlooked the Freudian slip” As usual you've got your interpretation wrong. As all that has been revealed is that Tik Tok has been nailed yet again, as he is further exposed as a deceitful liar as he's just engaged in an act of 'fraud by omission'. As he deliberately misstates me “I love to nail ass-holes like you.” as “love to nail ass-holes”. Oops! in your rush you just stepped on the business end of a rake. It's great nailing two ass-holes with one rake. LOL

    Jul 20th, 2015 - 09:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tik Tok

    Terrence - you wrote it not me, guess you like the kinky end of the red light district hey? Each to their own. Go nail some ass. Loser.

    Jul 20th, 2015 - 09:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    37 Tik Tok
    Thank you for confirming the following to wit: You can't spell or comprehend English, or understand the criteria of a debate, let alone present a reasoned argument. Also, you don't understand the word nailed. Are further exposed as a deceitful liar as you have engaged in an act of 'fraud by omission'. As you deliberately misstated me. As your silence is an admission that this is true and you cannot now legally deny it, idiot.

    “..qui tacet consentiré videtur-lit. he who is silent is thought to consent. Thus, he who keeps silent is assumed to consent; silence gives consent. In law, the silence of a party implies his consent.. A maxim of crime and consent. qui tacet, consentit-lit. he who is silent agrees. Thus, who keeps silent consents; silence means consent; silent consent is same as expressed consent; consent by conduct is as good as expressed consent. This is an implied term in law....”
    SOMA'S DICTIONARY OF LATIN QUOTATIONS MAXIMS AND PHRASES A Compendium Of Latin Thought And Rhetorical Instruments For The Speaker Author And Legal Practitioner

    Jul 20th, 2015 - 10:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    @2 brASSHOLE
    what you really mean, is that YOU shit out of your mouth. There, isn't that easier for us understand ???

    @7 Terence,
    “I'd be very careful of criticizing anyone or anything”...
    Is that always your opening comment ?? don't you ever have an opinion in favour of, or against something or someone ? or do you always sit on the fence, refusing to take sides and try to project the image of a “proper”, “politically correct”, and very “boring” person you appear to be ??
    Listen it's quite OK to form an opinion based on your perception of some public is going to hit you...or bully you ...try to be normal for a change.

    @37 Tik Tok
    It's useless trying to dialogue with numbnuts Terence.. In one breath he states “I'm not personally particularly interested in politics in Brazil or else where” and in the next he's trying to tell you he has 'done his research' and is now an expert on it......bloody laughable. Looks like his unrelenting desire to be 'just' comes from the likelyhood that he was bullied as a kid...see his remark ”What piques my interest is bullies and arrogance, and any behavior that encroaches on my sense of fair play”. How sweet of him...and the fact that he is receiving a lot of support from Mercopress's most ignorant poster of all time, the brASHOLE, is nothing to be proud of....but birds of a feather (i.e., same shit) flock together. It's amazing how shit attracts flies.

    Jul 20th, 2015 - 10:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tik Tok

    Terrence - there is a common thread here that a number of posters including myself think you're up there with Brasshole as the most stupid poster. That certainly is some achievement.

    Jul 20th, 2015 - 11:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    Jack Bauer,

    Not sure what the problem is between Tik and Terence, but Terence has always been very reasonable, and carefully thoughtful.

    Don't be so quick to judge based on this one exchange.

    Jul 20th, 2015 - 11:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    39 Jack Bauer
    “Is that always your opening comment” I think was pretty fair considering the poster had just maligned a nation and it's entire population. Remember the old maxim about people in glass houses throwing stones. What are you talking about this is place too debate, and if I don't agree with some poster I'm going too take issue with him or her. If I am incorrect then that party will produce the evidence to support their position. Boring is reducing every issue to compare with your personal political agenda.“ numbnuts”! Your not very original are you as I am first person to use the term on this forum. Yeah I do research as it's important to be as accurate as possible. You obviously don't which why I run rings round you. “bullied as a kid.” Sorry to disappoint you, but bullies I always made sure they 'flew right', just like here. I belong to an organization of 122,000 members and in my field my colleagues gave me the sobriquet 'the legend'. So I haven't been intimidated in my adult life either.
    37 Tik Tok
    “..a number of posters the most stupid poster..” Good a must be doing something right, as I'm more than capable of dealing with the light weights here.

    Jul 21st, 2015 - 12:39 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tik Tok

    Terrence if you made comment for or against the article I could understand, rather than mudsling. You are not sensible when you don't want to talk about politics yet you want to make comments. Seems as if you are bonkers.

    Jul 21st, 2015 - 01:29 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    43 Tik Tok
    What's to comment on the actual article, it's a fairly innocuous summary of present Brazilian Federal politics. Nothing to get one's nickers in a twist about. Some posters I find offensive and I let them know in no uncertain terms. If their entitled to their derogatory opinion, then I'm certainly entitled to give my two-cents worth. Or is your contention that some can say whatever they wish with no proof, and if you don't agree you have stay silent. Hmm! sounds just like Argies.

    Jul 21st, 2015 - 01:48 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tik Tok

    Terrence - there is lots to comment about Brazil and all that is going on between coalition parties who have formed the current Government as many look to abandon the sinking ship! Here's one for you
    The socialist disease is coming apart and I for one am glad that the PT party is being shown up to be the emperor with no clothes.
    I don't see why I have to offer proof though, it's so blindingly obvious that Brazil and other countries like the Argies couldn't organize a piss up in a brewery. So all I'm saying is if you support that say so, otherwise your comments go around in circles like a broken record and then we get into this I'm a neanderthal and you're a ass lovin bandit argument. And like you say you don't even like commenting on politics so why do you even post???????????

    Jul 21st, 2015 - 03:56 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Hepatia

    Cunha is likely to be going up river. This impeachment action of his is a ploy to avoid such an outcome. He better hurry. Impeachment of a president is very hard to organize from a prison cell.

    Jul 21st, 2015 - 11:12 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    As PBR goes so does Brazil.

    The SEC and class action in the USA will uncover links to Dilma and Lulu to say they are not involved in over a decade of corruption is laughable. When its uncovered the PT party will implode along with the country.

    I love when Socialism dies an undignified death...

    Jul 21st, 2015 - 12:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    45 Tik Tok
    You're finished, I've proved beyond a shadow of doubt that you are both a liar and a fraudster, so take hike because ultimately you nothing original to say.

    Jul 21st, 2015 - 03:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tik Tok

    Terrence - broken record, broken record, aaaaarrrrggggghhhh

    Are you a f**king parrot
    Well why do you say it twice?

    You are so(!!!!) original with your sticks and stones messages - loser e babaca

    Jul 21st, 2015 - 03:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    @41 Troy
    “Not sure what the problem is between Tik and Terence, but Terence has always been very reasonable, and carefully thoughtful.”
    While Terence does indeed sound 'careful and thoughtful', he hides behind quick research to pretend to know more than those who have experienced things first-hand....It's like a celibate priest telling a married couple how to poke.
    Also, judgement is not based on only one post - he always defends those politicians who are notoriously corrupt, with all this talk about proving one's this case, accusations are simply opinions based on public (and not-so-public) knowledge....which don't need to be proved, and that I have the right to express.

    @42 Terence,
    There is one hell of a difference between making a personal accusation against someone you know and having a firm opinion about someone in politics, whose history is a long list of suspicious acts.....while in the first case, best be prepared to support your accusation or pay the price, the second is based on realistic perception of daily facts...and does not need to be 'proved' to have an unfavourable opinion. I believe Lula is a criminal... since 2005 there have been several corruption scandals, and it is near impossible to not link Lula to them. His phrase “ Eu não sei de nada” is no defense, as neither is Dilma's about Petrobras. She was President of the Board of Directors of PB, and Minister of Mines & Energy while all this went on, and she too, alleges total ignorance of the facts ? and you simply accept it ? Look at Paulo Maluf...loads of corruption money found in foreign bank accounts, in his name, and he denies it's his. Proof galore and yet no condemnation.
    As to the term “numbnuts”, if you care to do some quick research, you'll discover I have been using this term for a long time, way before you appeared. Don't believe me, check it out !

    @46 Hippy
    You're wrong. The impeachment action has nothing to do with Cunha.

    Jul 21st, 2015 - 03:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    50 Jack Bauer “The impeachment action has nothing to do with Cunha” Not according to this journalist.
    “Those that want Rousseff out are involved in scandals themselves .. ..— There is no doubt the investigations on Petrobras can lead to new information that makes the president completely nonviable. But every Brazilian knows it is more likely to see that happening to the Speaker of the House, Eduardo Cunha, and the president of the Senate, Renan Calheiros — both new adversaries to the administration. Brazil’s Attorney-General is already investigating both of them. They are playing the chaos game, by blaming PT and the administration for their troubles in Justice.”

    Jul 24th, 2015 - 01:05 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    I don't, for a second, believe either Cunha , or Renan Calheiros for that matter, are innocent of the 'crimes' they are being investigated for.....very few politicians in this country can claim they are clean, and be telling the truth. The fact is that the impeachment rumours were already circulating well before Cunha's name was mentioned with regards to taking a US$ 5 million bribe from Julio Camargo, an accusation later confirmed by Youseff .
    As to the probability of Cunha and Calheiros losing the fight against Dilma, I agree it's pretty high, but only on account of the fact that Dilma has the government behind her, ready to use any strongarm tactics that they feel are needed to protect her....even if she too, is just as guilty of malfeasance.

    Jul 24th, 2015 - 11:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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