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“Dilma Out”, was voiced by hundreds of thousands across Brazil

Monday, August 17th 2015 - 06:21 UTC
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Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets across Brazil to call for the impeachment of president Dilma Rousseff, whom they blame for a vast corruption scandal and the economy's worst slump in a quarter-century. Less than a year into her tumultuous second term, the president's support has dwindled to single digits in recent polls, while two in three support calls for her impeachment. Read full article


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  • ChrisR

    LULA E DILMA have destroyed Petrobras!


    How can hundreds of thousands of Brazilians go nuts against the two saints of honesty in Brazil?

    Brasso will tell us the truth!!!!

    Ha, ha, ha.

    Aug 17th, 2015 - 10:28 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Will the real Brasileiro please slide in and speak up?

    Aug 17th, 2015 - 11:21 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    Complete failure of playboys! At each manifestation fewer people attend.

    What MercoPress mean by “rising unemployment and inflation presage the worst economic downturn since at least 1990”? MercoPress forgotten that the right-wing government broke the Brazil three times? Yeah, the Cardoso broke Brazil in 1998, 1999 and 2001.

    In 2002, the last year of the PSDB government, inflation was 12.5%, the interest rate was 25% per year, 25% of the population lived in poverty, infant mortality rate was among the highest in the world and 56% of young people not attending schools.

    This is a paradise for “coxinhas”!

    Against facts and figures has no arguments!

    LULA 2018 LULA 2018 LULA 2018 LULA 2018

    Aug 17th, 2015 - 11:55 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Klingon

    Go wave a Lula flag and make your own counter protest.
    Lets see how long till your stabbed or shot.
    Your a Brasshole all the way!

    Aug 17th, 2015 - 12:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    3 Brasso does NOT speak for the people - the PEOPLE want Dilma OUT !!

    Aug 17th, 2015 - 01:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • axel arg

    As i said some moths ago, i would never criticise the legitimate right of the brasilians of protesting against their president, although i have always loved Lula and Dilma, i'm very ungry with her government now, because she is implementing the neoliberal measures that she criticised during the campain. However, there is something that many of those rabble cariocas haven't understood yet. Although they don't accept it, Dilma has absolutly ligitimacy to continue with her government, because she was reelected by a relative majority 7 months ago, i know that what i'm saying is something too obvious, but when i see thousands of people asking for her destitution, it's evident that it's not democracy what they want for Brasil.
    On the other hand, only justice can determine whether her government was complice or not of the petrobras scandal, not the media corporations.
    As long as many of those cretins don't understand this, the whole world will just keep on seeing that they are no more than the anti democratic and reactionary social sector that exists in any country.
    The biggest fear of the authoritarian brasilian opposition isn't Dilma, it's actualy Lula, because they all know perfectly that even in those manipulated polls published in the anti pt press, the ex president has still a high popularity of the 30%, which is a lot for somebody who is already out of office, it's evident that the scandals of corruption that involve pt, don't destroy the popular base that still supports Lula, which is something that represents a threat for the ambitions of the anti democratic opposition, who also asks for Dilma's destitution.
    I have no doubt that the 3 years and a half that she still has ahead in office, will be very hard, because there will be much more politic operations that aim to take pt out of the brasilian political scenario.

    Aug 17th, 2015 - 02:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    6. Your stupidity knows no bounds.
    Democracy is not bought with bribes.
    There's more of a chance that Dilma and Lula will be in a USA jail than in charge in Brazil in 3yrs.

    Aug 17th, 2015 - 02:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Like Axel Arg grease....brasshole speaks to for demagogues who've has them gulping their kool-aid.

    Who speaks like #6? WHO?....rhetorical of course.

    Aug 17th, 2015 - 04:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    @ 7
    Here in Brazil already have arrest warrant issued against Donald Trump and George Bush I and II. If they show up at any airport in South America they will see the sun rise squared for many years.

    Aug 17th, 2015 - 05:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • jakesnake

    @9 Uh huh. But seriously, do you work for the Brazilian government, or what exactly is your deal? I'm just curious. You can tell me, I promise I won't tell anybody else.

    Aug 17th, 2015 - 05:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    I am in favor of Brazil, truth, democracy and Lula.

    Aug 17th, 2015 - 05:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    “Rousseff, a former leftist guerrilla, has likened impeachment threats to a coup plot , insists she cannot be forced from office.”
    Fat B needs to realize that if Congress decides to impeach her, she's 'out', as it's perfectly Constitutional.

    @3 brASSHOLE
    “Complete failure of playboys! At each manifestation fewer people attend. ”

    A failure of whom ??? “Playboys” ? do you even know what a 'playboy' is ? Anyway, just another lie with the brasshole trademark. Taking Sao Paulo's Av. Paulista as an example, while in March roughly 1.2 million people were present during the protests, in April it was around 500.000, but yesterday was closer to 1 million. I was there, and for those who are familiar with Av. Paulista, imagine it jam-packed from the Augusta to Brigadeoiro Luis Antonio...a lot of people.
    But I'm sure brasshole, you were out in the fields with your illegitimate kids, all wallowing in the mud with the pigs.
    As to unemployment and inflation, FHC's two terms weren't crisis-free, but no where near the current crisis. And YOU omit - conveniently - that it was FHC that curbed inflation and got it under control...or, do you believe Lulla's version ?
    Regardless of what happened 'during' FHC's two mandates, he got the country on the right track and Lulla / Dilma have managed to derail it. But you can forget about Lulla, he isn't going to last much longer. Already got one foot in the grave.
    Yr expression “This is a paradise for “coxinhas”!” says a lot about you. For the sake on the non-Brazilians reading this, a “coxinha” is a young guy, successful and who dresses elegantly (type of 'yuppy'), and it's used by those who are none of the above, OR, the not-so-successful, who wear shitty clothes...
    @9 brASSHOLE
    Do you know that YOU can be arrested for telling such lies ? You are full of bs...

    @6 Axel
    You have become the Brasshole's legitimate rep in Argentina. You too are totally wrong and full of shit.

    Aug 17th, 2015 - 05:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Brasshole is like one of those floaters when one eats too much junk food. Three, fours flushes and they still float to the top. I never really believed that stupidity to brasshole's level actually existed.

    Maybe if we all flushed at the same time??

    Aug 17th, 2015 - 06:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tik Tok

    They have every right to get rid of the horses arse if after going through the process
    - that her party took bribes to enable more campaign funds to allow them to win election by promoting themselves (aka bribing) to voters
    - that her Government (which she is in charge of) manipulated accounts illegally to to misrepresent the true state of accounts, particularly relevant in pretending they were doing a good job at election time
    - then there is the old chestnut that she either new as Chairperson of Petrobras of corruption or she is the world's most incompetent manager, either way she should not be leading a country.
    - all politicians do it and this may be spurious but she lied absolutely through her back teeth during her last election indicating there will be no austerity, no tax increases etc. People are disgusted with these lies. These idiots should be made accountable.

    She is a moron, socialism never works, but South America thrives on this shit unfortunately.

    Aug 17th, 2015 - 06:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    I watched from the top of a building all three events and yesterday was the smallest in number of participants, without any doubt.

    Aug 17th, 2015 - 06:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 15 Brasso

    Yeah, we believe you, honest!

    Ha, ha, ha.

    Aug 17th, 2015 - 06:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    And on Globo do you believe?

    Aug 17th, 2015 - 06:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    @15 brASHOLE
    Do you really think we are all as stupid as you ? IF you were there, “on the top of a building”, tell us the number of the building on the Av. Paulista, as well as the name of the building....or, just reconfirm you are a stinkin' liar ...
    But IF you were there, why didn't you come down and join us in the street so that we could've kicked your 'red' ass all the way back to Curitiba ?
    Aside from the fact that the TV images (and not only through Globo's lenses) tell what happened better than you, asshole, I don't need to rely on their information as I was there.

    Aug 17th, 2015 - 08:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    Dilma's goose is cooked - she screwed the economy with Lula Sovialist ideology and now she is trying to fix it (correctly) with fiscal restraint and austerity - the people will drive her from Office because of it...


    Aug 17th, 2015 - 10:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ljordao

    This is my modest contribution to this protest:

    Guerrilheira do ato falho,
    Peça arrego de mansinho,
    Abandone o meu caminho,
    Vá pra casa do caralho!

    Aug 18th, 2015 - 12:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    @20 ljordao
    The people are starting to wake up...unfortunately it needed the fat bitch to make them feel it where it hurts most - their pockets - to make them react.
    pau no cú da anta !

    Aug 18th, 2015 - 05:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    “pau no cú da anta !”

    Rude! I do not feel the taste of honor to answer you.

    I think the English are larger than their lack of value.

    Learn more! I'll be here!

    Aug 18th, 2015 - 05:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    What was that Brazilian MMA fighter went what, 29 seconds with Roussey? Well........Brazils economy with Fatass Dilma is qucikly approaching the 25 second mark under Dilma.

    Continued CONTRACTION

    However...they are going to give the poor free internet!!! While the country burns.........what do they do?

    Aug 18th, 2015 - 05:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    @23 Captain
    My only concern is that this crisis won't have at least one positive and highly-desirable side-effect, which would be the resignation of the fat B and jail-time for Lulla. If that happens, it may have been worth it, considering where this mess can lead to if the PT is not detroyed by public opinion.

    @22 brAssHole
    You think I'm rude ? you ain't seen nothin' yet ! If you can't “feel the taste of honor to answer me”, try tasting Lulla's knob ...get lost you lying idiot !
    Não entendeu ? então aqui vai de novo, pau no cú da anta e no seu também!

    Aug 18th, 2015 - 06:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot

    “Caceroleros” brasileiros, trying to crush democracy. Soft coup, always a coup.

    Aug 19th, 2015 - 03:16 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    I agree Jack. It will take something very significant. Of course Brazil's collapsing economy and the mushrooming corruption is significant enough for most countries. I said this over two years ago (not patting myself on the back like one other here), Venezuela is the new Cuba, Argentina the new Venezuela and Brazil the new Argentina. Maybe when Brazil starts shifting to Venezuela the lights will go on, because if not, you will fast be Cuba.

    Why do they want everyone poor except for the leaders? South American politics in action.

    Aug 19th, 2015 - 10:55 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    @25 Reekie
    You are indeed a moron ; “Caceroleros brasileiros” trying to crush “democracy”.
    It is just the opposite ; the Brazilians who aren't morons like you, know damned well that the PT's version of democracy, is one where the press is gagged, there is only one political party (the PT), the government interferes with and regulates every aspect of your life, IF you work you will be taxed into oblivion so that the government can use your money to support their lazy followers etc, etc.....It is obvious that you have long forgotten or never known what 'democracy' is....there are not various 'versions' of it, unless the name is used euphemistically, as by the PT, to designate 'their' white dictatorship, and their 'project of permanent power“, as envisaged in their ”Foro de São Paulo”. If you believe you are not misinformed, then you got to be stupid.

    Aug 19th, 2015 - 04:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Hepatia

    The problem is the Dilma tried to 'do an Obama' - that is she tried to placate the crazies in the PMDB in the same way that Obama tried to do the same with the crazies in the GOP. Now that the protests have fizzled she can tell her crazies what Obama has told his crazies - get lost!

    Aug 20th, 2015 - 03:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    28 “Crazie”

    Obama is doing his best to govern in the debatable best interests of the US.

    Dilma is still trying for 'President for Life' and/or best interests of her party cronies...

    Aug 20th, 2015 - 06:11 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    What unites Brazil's government , and the PT, to the other Latin American wannabe dictators, is this filthy concept presented by the PT some years ago, called the “Foro de São Paulo”. All you have to do is to start reading it to soon realize its main objective is to establish a Cuban-style “democracy” in South America (as if 'Cuba' and 'democracy' are two words that could go together).
    While Dilma was a leftist urban “freedom-fighter”, as she proudly calls herself, she was just a stupid deluded idiot - from a well-to-do family - who, with her equally stupid criminal friends, believed they could transform Brazil, against the will of the people, into a communist state (by raising up in arms), she probably does not share Lulla's dream, represented by the ideas of the “Foro de São Paulo”, but nevertheless, she is Lulla's puppet , and that is why Brazil is in the mess it is. In the early 70's Lulla made headlines as a clever Union leader who claimed to be defending the interests of the worker, but in the 80's he allowed himself - offering very little resistance - to be used by the remnants of the leftist guerilla movement, now back from exile, and headed by Jose Dirceu (now in jail), Genoíno (under house arrest) and several others (many still in high positions within the Federal government, or in jail), who needed a popular figurehead while they went about their silent revolution, since the armed option had not ended too well for them, years before. In the end he proved to be no better than they were, and even went one step further, by overseeing the implementation of corruption on a scale never seen before, to finance the PT's project. With the death of the PT, and Lulla, if all goes well, Brazil has a good chance of a recovery, in maybe 3 or 4 years.

    Aug 20th, 2015 - 10:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Hepatia

    Interesting stats on the protesters:

    Aug 23rd, 2015 - 02:13 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    @31 Hippy,

    57.3% were men
    73.6% were white
    59.2% were between the ages of 30 and 6o
    65.4% had a “high level of schooling” (completed university education)
    70.9% had a monthly income greater than 3,940 Reais (US$1,133)

    So, even if the stats are correct, and if one can believe that without too much manipulation in order to try to discredit the legitimacy of the protests, WHAT IS YOUR POINT ???

    Other than showing that the protesters are made of up what the PT and followers like to disparagingly call the “elite” - as if a country could survive without one - most have higher education and therefore obviously in the higher brackets of income, where do you see a problem ?.....people intelligent enough to see through the lies of the government, which are not only reflected by the protests themselves, but by the part of the media that is not manipulated by the PT . It's useless trying to sweep the shit under the carpet, it is now out in the open and there is no going back..

    Aug 23rd, 2015 - 08:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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