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Dilma almost KO: 84.6% don't believe she can handle the economy and 62.8% want her impeached

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015 - 07:34 UTC
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Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's popularity slumped to a new low and support for her impeachment grew amid a deepening corruption scandal and a severe economic downturn, according to an opinion poll published on Tuesday. Read full article


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  • ilsen

    Tik tok!

    I'll get my knitting, meet you near the guillotine.


    Jul 22nd, 2015 - 10:18 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    I think the corruption is starting to boil nicely and that the dumbass electorate are waking up to reality at long last.

    Funny doesn't come in to it.

    I wonder if the rest of Mercosur will throw Brazil out when they remove DumbAss 'illegally' like they did with Paraguay when they got rid of the shagging bishop?

    Jul 22nd, 2015 - 11:09 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    I wish I knew a Brazilian “on the ground” to find out what's really going on there.
    From the news articles Dilma and Lula are going down
    Reading about PBR it seems to me that its on the verge of bankruptcy.
    It will be interesting to see if Dilma is charged in the USA for fraud.
    Interesting time in the jungle.

    Jul 22nd, 2015 - 01:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    Corruption has been hard fought. That stirs with the interests of the dominant class and dominant media (Globo, Editora Abril, Estadão).

    We have to support the Dilma government for this work to continue without interference.

    Lula 2018

    Jul 22nd, 2015 - 03:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    @4 brASSHOLE
    “sempre na contramão, né viadão ?”

    The idiot's comment that the fight against corruption has 'stirred' (to use his own word) 'with the interests of the dominant class and dominant media' requires some corrections.........not really sure what he is referring to by 'dominant class', but if it's what I'm thinking, he's just admitted that it (the fight against corruption) has screwed with those who run the country, i.e., the Federal Government (Dilma) and the PT (Lulla). After all, 99% of those indicted so far, are PT political appointees (in and out of PB), businessmen with very close (and suspicious) ties to the PT (Lulla - Marcelo Odebrecht) , and members of Dilma's governing coalition .

    As to the dominant media, Globo, Abril, & OESP, I really fail to see the from any of these respected media groups has been involved in any of the filth that surrounds Dilma and what the hell is he talking about ?
    Brazzo, want some (free) advice ? “pare de cagar pela boca.”

    Jul 22nd, 2015 - 05:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Klingon

    What work is that?
    Robbing the taxpayers blind to stuff their own pockets and keep themselves in power.
    Seems like we have the same problem with the K thugs here.

    Jul 22nd, 2015 - 05:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    We live in interesting times, never a dull moment.
    “10 – Corrupted funds used as donations is just a theory — The main accusation against Rousseff in Electoral Justice was made by the head of a constructor. He said that he was pressured into making a R$ 7.5 million donation that came from funds embezzled at Petrobras. But until recently those very donations were considered licit. How could there be proof that donations are actually a result of bribery? Specially when opposition candidates did fund raise similar amounts from the same constructor? Members of Electoral Justice have already leaked that invalidating Rousseff’s and her vice-president Michel Temer’s register for that reason would look like a coup.
    1 – There is no smoking gun against Rousseff — It all comes down to this motive. Everyone, even in the opposition, knows that the president is not corrupt. Being a bad manager, an unskilled politician or a austere leftist is not enough to provide grounds for impeachment... ...Aecio Neves’ running mate in the last elections, Aloysio Nunes, has said that himself that Rousseff is “respectable.”
    ”Brazilian president unlikely to face impeachment, ...
    Weak legal basis
    The calls for impeachment were mainly led by Aécio Neves,... ...However, the plan was derailed by the strong opposition of former president Fernando Henrique Cardoso, the most influential figure in the PSDB, who warned that impeachment without a strong legal basis would be “hasty” and counterproductive.“
    ”Could Brazil’s Dilma Be Impeached Over Petrobras Scandal?
    A direct link between Rousseff and dirty money. The STF investigation would have to find clear evidence that kickbacks from the Petrobras scandal funded Rousseff’s presidential campaign—an impeachable offense.”

    Jul 23rd, 2015 - 12:50 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    The “smoking gun” just hasn't been found yet. Dilma ran PBR while this massive corruption happened there's no way she didn't commit fraud and know when 10s of Billions of CASH goes missing.
    Gross incompetence surely
    Fraud Probably
    Bribery for sure.

    My guess is it will be linked to Lula and Dilma through the cases in the USA. There's still protection going on in Brazil. It would be great if they were both indicted for fraud in the USA.
    Maybe they can get a cell next to CFK and family.

    Jul 23rd, 2015 - 11:34 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 7 The Brainless one

    I see you have not 'decided' what Brazil should do and or given Levy any 'guidance' regarding the economy!
    See 1) & 6)

    Or is it the same as usual, you have no idea until you read the comments of others?

    And your caustic comment to me regarding the lack of a link for 'who do you trust'. Here it is:

    But I was wrong! Tabloid journalists did not come second from the bottom, they were in fact LAST! Just where they should be.

    Don't you just love it when you are shown to be the limp wristed idiot we all know and detest?

    Jul 23rd, 2015 - 11:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    Oh my such a lot of speculation always devoid of any supported facts, a bit like the old adage “If wishes were horses, beggars would ride”

    Jul 23rd, 2015 - 12:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 10

    And that is your response to the link???

    You really are bereft of any original thought supported by actual experience and knowledge, aren't you?

    Just as we thought.

    Jul 23rd, 2015 - 12:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    Silly, the investigations aren't near over yet. They're just begun in the USA and will probably roll out throughout the civilized world.

    So I wouldn't dismiss our posts yet.
    Give it time
    This is going to get much worse...

    Jul 23rd, 2015 - 12:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    9 ChrisR
    Tabloid journalists who work for the “yellow press” are not bona-fide reporters it “is a type of journalism that presents little or no legitimate well-researched news” so it has the same value as your postings. “they were in fact LAST! Just where they should be.” I agree you won't get any argument from me on that score. “I see you have not 'decided' what Brazil should do and or given Levy any 'guidance' regarding the economy!” No I'll let you blow it out your own ass, as you're the one who prefers to chunter on about something you know absolutely nothing about.
    I finally figured you out, you said you 69 which explains why your head is far up your own ass. Don't feel bad, a lot of people have no talent!. You remind me of that old adage “Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.” - Mark Twain
    Oops! watch out for those rakes that big-head of yours is an easy target.

    Jul 23rd, 2015 - 10:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    @7 Terence
    “1 – There is no smoking gun against Rousseff — It all comes down to this motive. Everyone, even in the opposition, knows that the president is not corrupt. ”

    I'm curious Terence, so please tell me, do you really and truly believe what you write , i.e., that fat D is innocent, or are you just another 'petista' who will defend her , and the PT, until you are blue in the face ??

    “Being a bad manager, an unskilled politician or a austere leftist is not enough to provide grounds for impeachment...”
    I'll concede that fat D can't be held responsible for her ideology, or her political views, but being a bad manager - if in the private sector - will definitely get you's a pity that the same incompetence, in politics, is rewarded. Let's say you were the Commercial Director of a company and one of your salesmen embezzled a few million here and there, when discovered, it's your job that's on the line...not only the salesman's....why should it be different in Petrobras ? after all, Dilma held the top post in the company for 7 years, was Minister of Mines and Energy (responsible for overseeing PB), and yet she can claim she knew nothing about it and absolutely has no responsibility in what happened during her watch ? Only in the mind of a 'petista'...

    As for legal basis for impeachement, there are two offences , either one which could bring her down....all depends on the spirit prevailing in Congress ; the first one is the fact that she ended 2014 with a loss (of R$ 19 billion) instead of a primary superavit (of R$ 99 billion), and changed the Law in order to make her accounts close and save her skin ; two, she instructed two public banks (Banco do Brasil and the Caixa Economica Federal) to use their funds to pay for social benefits, which is prohibited by Law.....she can argue it the way she wants, but the fact is she broke the it comes down to what Congress really wants to do.

    Jul 24th, 2015 - 11:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    14 Jack Bauer
    I don't believe that on what the evidence shows so far that she is guilty of an impeachable offense. But, what I do care about is the ethical principle of fair-play. I agree with you hugely in some respects vis-à-vis politics and the private sector. That under the latter she would be fired, and that certainly, under civil common-law jurisdictions she would be legally responsible for the acts of subordinents since “the master is responsible for acts of the servant”.
    Then as for legal basis if what you claim is true congress will have no problem impeaching her will they.

    Jul 25th, 2015 - 12:43 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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