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Temer preparing to take over…”I will be ready” as Rousseff's coalition melts

Thursday, April 14th 2016 - 05:27 UTC
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President Dilma Rousseff pledged on Wednesday to form a government of national unity if she survives an impeachment vote in Congress this weekend, but the odds of became steeper as allies continued to desert her. In effect a stream of defections from Rousseff's coalition makes it increasingly likely she will lose Sunday's ballot in the Lower House of Congress. Read full article


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  • Brasileiro

    If the parliament coup win, the Brazilian people will start a civil disobeying process.

    Apr 14th, 2016 - 10:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    Surely, Temer is part of the problem and no better than Dilma?

    They should clean house completely and have an election asap

    Apr 14th, 2016 - 11:39 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    Michel Temer is a con man who could never win an election for president. His government will not be recognized by the Brazilian people.

    Apr 14th, 2016 - 11:45 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Lucifer

    If they're lucky the military will take over.

    That country is due for a good purging.

    Apr 14th, 2016 - 12:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    @4 YB/Luci

    Sure, let's suspend Rights and Liberties and impose a dubious Dictator, when a Democratic election is capable of regime change.

    Sounds very 'unAmerican'.

    Apr 14th, 2016 - 01:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    While Temer is far from being the ideal replacement for the fat cow, at least he realizes that the majority of Brazilians (the intelligent ones at least, or the less stupid) are fed up to their back teeth with the disastrous economic policies, the corruption and the criminal acts perpetrated by the Government and the PT.
    As for the military, I don't believe they'll intervene, but if they do, I think it would be only be to maintain Law and Order, while the members of Congress that aren't in prison, or being prosecuted, will have to mount a new government. At the moment, the options are not great, but whichever they are, they are better than the fat cow remaining in power.

    Apr 14th, 2016 - 08:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Englander

    Civil disobedience will provide the military with just the excuse it needs.
    Argentina must be pleased it has a good President after that awful whats her name woman.

    Apr 14th, 2016 - 10:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Lucifer

    Only a very few countries in LatAm are successful democracies.
    Poor stupid Canucks can't seem to read history and get all tangled up over facts.

    Guess that's why they have a pretty but vacant Commie running them now.

    ”If you kill your enemies, they win”-Trudeau

    I'll say it again,
    Never met a smart Canuck
    Not once
    Not ever

    Apr 14th, 2016 - 10:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • L0B0MAU

    May the less corrupt win!

    What really is impressive, is their tenacity in the efforts to grab power. Once grabbed; the looting can continue.

    Apr 14th, 2016 - 11:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    8 Lucifer(Dummy)
    “Never met a smart Canuck” Why is that you're so unaware your advertising your deficiencies? You've been mentioned in dispatches to wit: “There's no gentle way to put it: People who give in to racism and prejudice may simply be dumb,… …The research finds that children with low intelligence are more likely to hold prejudiced attitudes as adults. These findings point to a vicious cycle, according to lead researcher Gordon Hodson, a psychologist at Brock University in Ontario. Low-intelligence adults tend to gravitate toward socially conservative ideologies, the study found. …research does show that prejudice is more common in those who hold right-wing ideals that those of other political persuasions…Earlier studies have found links between low levels of education and higher levels of prejudice,…” I never mock the afflicted but I'm more than happy to make an exception in your case.

    Apr 15th, 2016 - 12:47 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen


    I Remember Hence...
    When One could meet, yet never get sweet,
    a Fine and Dandy Yankee Boy.
    Opinionated, indeed,
    But never Coy.

    Once Full of Insight, now I Miss His Wit...
    One Fully Fears He Is Turning To S... !

    Once I learnt a lot, but now I Fear He Has Lost The Plot.

    R.I.P. yankeeboy

    Welcome, (ahem!), Lucifer!

    [really? you couldn't be more inventive than that? go suck a boiled egg and watch the fans turn...]

    Apr 15th, 2016 - 02:02 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    @8 “Never met a smart Canuck”

    Well, you see, that's your problem. You simply haven't been properly introduced. I could start by having you meet my ex-fiance, from Montreal, who exhibited enormous wisdom in ultimately electing not to marry me.

    Apr 15th, 2016 - 03:01 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    @12 ML

    I do believe that Proper Introductions are the very bedrock of any Civilised Society. Well Noted. I Thank You.

    However, I am also pleased to learn that your, (now fortunately), EX-fiance has shown such wisdom as to having shunned you from her exalted company.. perhaps better good will come of it for you?

    Apr 15th, 2016 - 03:38 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest


    Nice to 'see' you - a welcome voice of unabashed integrity and wisdom.

    Apr 15th, 2016 - 04:53 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen


    Cheers, always a pleasure.

    I am just lurking around, awaiting The Downfall of Dilma...

    Apr 15th, 2016 - 12:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • L0B0MAU

    To remain in power or to grab power; they will be willing to sell their mothers, dance the “Boquinha da garrafa”- YOU name it! :o))

    Apr 15th, 2016 - 02:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    Sunday is 'D' day for the fat cow, and there's nothing she can do to stop it....not even her armed followers from the MST , who have already blocked several highways in the northeast region.......the police should go and crack their stupid heads open....only problem, they'll need to clean up the shit later.

    Apr 15th, 2016 - 06:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    She was trying to get a pass from the BR supreme court.

    It didn't work.

    Speaking of fat cows -- Chile's demi-marxist Ballenet might be the next to go. Corruption and scandals erupting like callampas in a Chile that is finally admitting to a little bit of its corruption. Approval ratings in the gutter. Her government has a disapproval of something like 70 percent.

    Apr 15th, 2016 - 09:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • L0B0MAU

    Temer: ”I will be ready”: Ready to follow Dilma - ready to GO!

    The “Writing on the wall”:

    IF she/he goes or stays; equals to:
    = Worsening of the political situation
    = Return of the “old” corrupts into power
    = MORE Sophisticated methods of :
    : corruption,
    : money laundering,
    : bribes [giving & taking] &
    : using of off-shore accounts
    = LESS Powers to the investigators
    = WORST days ahead for Brazil.

    Apr 19th, 2016 - 01:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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